We are interested in understanding how microorganisms that reside in complex communities interact through the sharing of nutrients, and how these interactions shape the composition and function of microbial communities. Our major research focus is on the vitamin B12 family of molecules (corrinoids), nutrients that are synthesized only by a fraction of the bacteria that use them. We use molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, and analytical chemistry to investigate how these cofactors are synthesized, used, and acquired by bacteria.


Congratulations to Michi for being named an NIH New Innovator

October 2014. The Taga Lab has been awarded a $1.5 million NIH Director’s New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health.

Welcoming Lab Members

June 2014. We are excited to welcome grad student Olga Sokolovskaya and postdoc Florian Widner to the lab!

New Publication

January 2014. "Human Gut Microbes Use Multiple Transporters to Distinguish Vitamin B12 Analogs and Compete in the Gut"


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