Nicolai Karcher
Postdoctoral Researcher

Nic has been a postdoc in the Zeller lab since May 2022. Before that, he did his PhD with Nicola Segata (University of Trento, Italy) in collaboration with the Zeller lab. For his PhD work he used shotgun metagenomics data to study strain-level variation and strain transmission characteristics of human gut bacteria. His current research interests are disease signatures of the human gut microbiome (with a particular interest in colorectal cancer), how microbial metabolism of drugs is connected to solid organ transplantation outcomes as well as image analysis of intra-tumoral microbial FISH data.