Agricultural Microbiomes

Holstein cows in pasture

Research in our center explores microbes in both plant and animal agricultural contexts, exploring how microbiomes can be leveraged to improve food production, quality, and nutritional values in foods, as well as soil and plant health. We are also exploring the effects of antibiotic resistance in food production and how integrating microbiomes into classical food science research may reduce foodborne illnesses.

Faculty Working in Agricultural Microbiomes

Veronica Roman-Reyna

Assistant Professor of Global Change Pathology
I work on understanding how plant-associated microbes change in agricultural systems.

Josephine Wee

Assistant Professor of Food Science