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Microbiome Center

Carolee Bull

Director of the Microbiome Center; Professor of Plant Pathology; Bacterial Systematics Head, Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
Bacterial systematics, epidemiology, and population biology of bacterial plant pathogens and biological control agents to develop alternatives to synthetic chemicals for plant disease management

Tarik Acevedo

Graduate Student

James Adair

Professor of Material Science and Engineering
Nanoscale materials and phenomena for biological, optical and structural applications, property manipulation via novel chemical pathways for designer particles and materials, colloid and interfacial chemistry, powder characterization, powder processing, and commercialization and regulatory pathways for nanomedical human healthcare formulations

Imtiaz Ahmad

Postdoctoral Scholar

Paul Bartell

Associate Professor of Avian Biology
The regulation of biological clocks in birds at the systems level.

Terrence Bell

Assistant Professor of Phytobiomes
Soil and root-associated microbiomes, microbiome assembly, microbiome manipulation, disturbance.

Mary Ann Bruns

Associate Professor of Soil Microbiology and Biogeochemistry
Functional ecology of biogeochemically important microbial populations.

John Carlson

Professor of Molecular Genetics; Director, Schatz Center for Tree Molecular Genetics
Genome mapping, including genetic linkage mapping, molecular cytogenetics; studies of genetic diversity in forests.

Tae Jung Chung

Food Science Graduate Student - Kovac Lab

Darrell Cockburn

Assistant Professor of Food Science

Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu

Plant Pathology Graduate Student - Hockett Lab

Yasser El-Manzalawy

Assistant Research Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

David Geiser

Professor of Plant Pathology
Molecular evolutionary genetics of pathogenic and toxigenic fungi.

Kevin Hockett

Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology, Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
Biological Control, Biology and Ecology of Plant-Microbe and Plant-Environment Interactions, Microbial Ecology and Population Biology Faculty

Vasant Honavar

Professor and Edward Frymoyer Chair of Information Sciences and Technology
Statistical machine learning algorithms for predictive modeling; modeling and inference of biological networks; characterization and prediction of protein-protein, protein-RNA, and protein-DNA interactions.

Hidetoshi Inamine

Postdoctoral Scholar - Shea Lab

Sarah Isbell

Graduate Student

Melissa Justine Ishler

Research Technologist - Hughes Lab

Vivek Kapur

Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Huck Distinguished Chair in Global Health; Professor of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
The basic mechanisms by which pathogenic microbes successfully infect, colonize, and cause disease in their hosts.

Jasna Kovac

Lester Earl and Veronica Casida Career Development Professor of Food Safety; Assistant Professor of Food Science

Pankaj Kuhar

Graduate Student

Jennifer Macalady

Associate Professor of Geosciences

Siela Maximova

Senior Scientist and Professor of Horticulture
Molecular basis of plant-pathogen and plant-endophyte interactions. Biotechnology of tree crops. Development of sustainable energy crops.

Tim Miyashiro

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
How bacteria adapt to a host environment. The mutualistic symbiosis established between the Hawaiian bobtail squid (Euprymna scolopes) and a bioluminescent bacterium (Vibrio fischeri).

Valerie Morley

Postdoctoral Scholar - Read Lab

Rimnoma Serge Ouedraogo

Research Technologist - Roossinck Lab

Mahtab Peyambari

Visiting Scholar - Roossinck Lab

Bipin Rimal

Bioinformatics & Genomics Graduate Student - Patterson Lab

Marilyn Roossinck

Professor of Plant Pathology and Biology
Virus-plant interactions, virus evolution and ecology and evolution of disease

Stacey Wood Scott

Research Technologist

Ericka Surrett

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Student - Miyashiro Lab

Xiaoqing Tan

Food Science Graduate Student - LaBorde Lab

June Teichmann

Graduate Student

Vaskar Thapa

Postdoctoral Scholar - Roossinck Lab

Claire Thomas

Associate Professor of Biology and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Roles of the cytoskeleton at the cell membrane in epithelial cells, including issues of cell polarity and adhesion, cell signaling, and morphogenesis.

Caylon Yates

Graduate Student