Welcome to the Platt Lab! From here you can access our latest news and publications as well as information regarding current research endeavors and the scientists behind them.

About Us

We are a microbiology lab housed in Ackert Hall of Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas under the leadership of Dr. Thomas G Platt, an assistant professor of biology. Our lab consists of both graduate and undergraduate students all working to uncover the mysteries of pathogenic evolution, quorum sensing, cooperative parthenogenesis, and much more. While our bacteria cultures grow in incubators, our team grows their culture outside of the lab. We scientists are dedicated to both bacteria and fun, meeting often for movie nights, karaoke, and pool parties. There are only two truths at the Platt Lab, science is cool and so are we.