Welcome to the Denver Lab!
We investigate the basic processes of life from diverse perspectives. Research interests range from genome evolution to symbiosis dynamics to the intersections of scientific and Buddhist thinking. Current projects focus on nematodes, their symbionts, and Bodhi trees.
Professor Denver is on sabbatical from June 15, 2019 through March 15, 2020. In this time, he will be revising his book, The Dharma in DNA, advancing the Bodhi Tree Project, and mentoring lab trainees.
The Denver lab is recruiting new graduate trainees (MS or PhD) for the 2020-2021 academic year. See the Recruitment page for details.
15 June 19 Professor Denver begins his sabbatical, performing research in Hawaii, India, New Zealand, and Singapore! See bodhitreeproject.org to learn more about his sabbatical projects!
22 May 19 Sushovita Pal from Purbanchal University in Nepal will join the Denver Lab and the OSU IB graduate program as a PhD student in Fall 2019!
20 May 19 The Kheyntse Foundation, a Buddhist non-profit, awards an Ashoka Grant to our team to further advance the Bodhi Tree Project!
07 May 19 Sulochana leads publication of her first PhD chapter in Frontiers in Microbiology! Her research provides new insights into the evolution of Wolbachia-nematode symbioses. Check it out here.