One of the main goals of my sabbatical was to write, write, write. I needed to finish up a number of papers that had been on the back burner for way too long. I also wanted to start a couple larger projects. While I didn't get everything done that I wanted to, I was able to make strong progress on all my writing projects. I also managed to add another paper, coauthored with my host, Noah Whiteman, and his lab. This turned out to be a nice project that allowed us to summarize some of the microbial work that we have both been doing in our labs. This paper has just come out online in Frontiers in Microbiology's special Symbioses issue. Here's a link to the paper.