17 People Results for the Tag: Microbial Community

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Jennifer Macalady

Associate Professor of Geosciences

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Monica Medina

Professor of Biology

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Erica Smithwick

Director of the Ecology Institute; Professor of Geography
Uunderstanding how a wide range of disturbances, especially fire, affect ecosystem function at landscape scales.

John Regan

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Biological treatment processes, molecular microbial ecology, bioenergy production.

Julie Urban

Associate Research Professor

Tracy Langkilde

Professor and Head of Biology
The interface of ecology and evolution to understand how an organism's traits are matched to its environment and responds to novel selective pressures imposed by global environmental change, and the consequences of this adaptation.

David Eissenstat

Professor of Woody Plant Physiology
Plant physiological ecology. Root biology and physiology. Plant carbon and nutrient economies.

Mary Ann Bruns

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

Denice Wardrop

Research Professor of Geography; Director of Riparia

Rongling Wu

Director of the Center for Statistical Genetics; Professor of Public Health Sciences

Xiang Zhan

Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences

John Pecchia

Assistant Research Professor

Laura Weyrich

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Howie Weiss

Professor of Biology
I am a Biomathematican and very recently moved to Penn State from Georgia Tech (I also had appointments at Emory in Public Health and PBEE). Bacteria and their viruses (phages) provide a way to study ecological and evolutionary processes in real time under the well-controlled laboratory conditions. Many of the questions that our group studies lie at the intersection of fundamental science and improving human and animal health. We develop new approaches to mathematical modeling to better understand the role of the physical structure in how bacteria grow and evolve. To complement this computational work, we work closely with microbiologists, biochemists, virologists, physicians, veterinarians, etc. and combine mathematical models with experiments. In recent years I have taught courses in virus dynamics, population genetics, dynamics and bifurcations, advanced linear algebra, and stochastic processes.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Francesco Di Gioia

Assistant Professor of Vegetable Crop Science