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Aaron Lynne, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair

Department of Biological Sciences

105 Life Science Building

Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX  77341



Welcome to the Lynne Research Lab webpage.

My lab is housed in the third floor (room 340) of the Life Science Building at Sam Houston State University.  I have a wide variety of research interests and train undergraduate and graduate students.  My current research interests involve antimicrobial resistance and virulence plasmids of Salmonella enterica, identifying novel antibiotic compounds , and understanding the bacterial basis of human decomposition.  To learn more about research conducted in my lab, please visit the Research page.

Latest Publication

Bacteria, cadavers, antibiotics, and more

Belk, A., Xu, Z.Z., Carter, D.O., Lynne, A.M., Bucheli, S.R., Knight, R., and Metcalf, J.L. 2018. Microbiome Data Accurately Predicts the Postmortem Interval Using Random Forest Regression Models. Genes. 9(104) DOI:10.3390/genes9020104

Burns, D.M.F., Harper, J.M., and Lynne, A.M. 2017. Age Does Not Affect the Induction of Mortality by the Foodborne Pathogen Salmonella enterica in Caenorhabditis elegans. Advances in Microbiology. DOI:


Bucheli, S.R. and Lynne, A.M., 2016. The Microbiome of Human Decomposition: Studying microbial communities involved at every stage of cadaver decomposition is leading to a more precise understanding of the overall process. Microbe. 11(4):165-171.

Lynne, A.M., Foley, S.L. and Han, J. 2016. Salmonella: Properties and Occurrence. Encyclopedia of Food and Health.

Metcalf, J.L., Xu, Z.Z., Weiss, S., Lax, S., Van Treuren, W., Hyde, E.R., Song, S.J., Amir, A., Laresen, P., Sangwan, N., Haarmann, D.P., Humphrey, G.C., Ackerman, G., Thompson, L.R., Lauber, C., Bibat, A., Nicholas, C., Gebert, M.J., Petrosino, J.F., Reed, S.C., Gilbert, J.A., Lynne A.M., Bucheli, S.R., Carter, D.O, and Knight, R. 2015. A Universal Clock for Estimating the Postmortem Interval. Science. DOI 10.1126/science.aad2646

Aaron Lynne

Department of Biological Sciences, Sam Houston State University.


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