Carey D. Nadell

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

  • Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • EEES and MCB Graduate Programs

Bacteria often live in groups, called biofilms, where they cooperate and compete with each other using a broad spectrum of interactive behaviors. These interactions are central to how bacteria evolve, and how they impact the world around them. We use tools from ecology, evolution, microscopy, and molecular biology to understand the cell-scale mechanisms and biofilm-scale consequences of bacterial social interaction.


Life Sciences Center, Room 326
HB 6044


  • B.A. University of Oxford
  • M.A. Princeton University
  • Ph. D. Princeton University

Selected Publications

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