Harvard Medical School
Kolter Lab


Camila Paludo
Social insects associate with antibiotic-producing microorganisms that protect their colonies against pathogens. In addition, certain insects cultivate microorganisms to satisfy their nutritional needs. Mutualistic and antagonistic interactions between insect-associated microorganisms stimulate production of novel natural products with unknown biological activities. Using chemistry language to understand the ecological interactions in these biological systems, while searching for antimicrobial compounds are the main goals of my project.