CURRENT MEMBERS & VISITORS
James has a PhD from Montana State University, and is a postdoctoral researcher with a background in soil ecology and multivariate community analysis. He is interested in understanding the drivers behind microbial dispersal and community heterogeneity, as well as developing new ways to visualize and communicate results from complex data. CV
Adam has a M.S. in Biology from Virginia Tech and is a Research Assistant with experience using molecular methods to assess microbial communities in soil and built environments. He is broadly interested in host-associated microbial communities and especially in human-building microbial exchange processes. CV
Liz is a PhD student co-advised by Brendan Bohannan. She has a B.A. and M.A. in biology from Wesleyan University where she worked with Fred Cohan studying species concepts and speciation in Bacillus subtilis. She is interested in the interplay between ecological and evolutionary dynamics in microbial communities.
Ann is a PhD student with a background in microbiology molecular biology. She is interested in the distribution of microbial biodiversity on Earth with a focus on the atmosphere as a dispersal medium and microbial habitat as well as its role in shaping biogeographic patterns on land and in water.
Holly is a PhD student co-advised by John Conery in the Computer Science Department. She has a B.A. in biochemistry and molecular biology. She is interested in using probabilistic graphical models to mine potential host - microbe associations from high-throughput sequencing data.
Ashley is a PhD student co-advised by Brendan Bohannan. She is interested in the community ecology of host-associated microbial communities and is currently working on elucidating the forces of selection and dispersal that help to shape the variation of microbial communities of the skin.
2009-2012, Postdoctoral research assistant. Currently assistant professor at University of Quèbec, Montréal
2010-2012, Lab technician at the Biology and the Built Environment Center. Currently Ph.D. student in Noah Whiteman's laboratory at the University of Arizona
2011-2012, BSc. Clark Honors College, University of Oregon. Currently D.M.D. student at the OHSU School of Dentistry
2011-2012, BSc. University of Oregon
2007-2008, M.S. student University of Oregon. Currently research technician in the laboratory of Ed DeLong at MIT
2009-2010, Honor's undergraduate student University of Oregon. Current graduate student at the University of Oregon.
Summer 2008, visiting professor from the University of Groningen.
2006-07, visiting scholar, UC Merced: Post-doctoral researcher, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
2008-2010, Laboratory technician. Currently med student living on Bannana Lane in Dominica.
Spring 2009, visiting scholar from Harvard Medical School.
2010 undergraduate researcher.
Winter/Spring 2009, visiting scholar on sabbatical from Michigan State University.
2004-05, M.S. Student, UC Merced: PhD student, Max Plank Institute, Bremen
2005-07, NSF post-doctoral fellow, UC Merced: Professor, Department of Biology, Utah State
2008, visiting scholar from Macquarie University.
2010, undergraduate researcher double-majoring in mathematics and biology.