Welcome to the Saw Microbial Diversity Lab at the George Washington University!

Picture of a cave in Kilauea Caldera, Hawaii Volanoes National Park

We are interested in diversity, ecology, and evolution of microbes in extreme habitats such as hot springs, hydrothermal vents, caves, and also habitats that are least explored/studied. Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution are intricately tied together in biology and we are interested in how these are influencing each other in microbial communities and how co-evolution of microbes take place.

Specifically, we aim to: