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  • New Publication!

    The effect of habitual and experimental antiperspirant and deodorant product use on the armpit microbiome - PeerJ

  • New Publication!

    Arthropods of the great indoors: characterizing diversity inside urban and suburban homes - PeerJ

  • New Publication!

    Global divergence of the human follicle mite Demodex folliculorum: Persistent associations between host ancestry and mite lineages.


Rob Dunn and the scientists, communicators and volunteers in his lab aim to tell the stories of the small species–whether on our bodies, under our beds or in our backyards–humans interact with every day but tend to ignore. The ecology and evolution of these species in our private places has barely begun to be explored.

Latest Publications

Latest Lab Press

Antiperspirant Alters the Microbial Ecosystem on Your Skin

NC State News February 2, 2016 – Features research from the Armpit Microbes project.

Just Give Up. It’s Impossible to Bug-Proof Your Home

WIRED January 19, 2016 – Features research from the Arthropods of Our Homes project.

American Homes Are Filled With Bugs (And that’s okay)

The Atlantic January 19, 2016 – Features research from the Arthropods of Our Homes project.

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