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Michael Miller joins the IGB

Professor Michael Miller has joined the IGB as an affiliate member in the Microbiome Metabolic Engineering (MME) Research Theme.  He is a faculty member in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, and he received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University.  This was followed by postdoctoral training at North Carolina State University. 

His research interests are in the areas of functional genomics of lactic acid bacteria, the relationship between gut microbiota and health, industrial fermentation, and food microbiology and safety.

Patrick Degnan joins the IGB

Professor Patrick Degnan has joined the IGB as an affiliate member in the Microbiome Metabolic Engineering (MME) Research Theme.  He is a faculty member in the Department of Microbiology.  He received his Ph.D.

from the University of Arizona and was a postdoctoral research associate at Yale University.  His research focuses in the areas of genome-enabled examination of diversity and genome evolution and processes in complex microbial communities.

CheMyong Ko joins the IGB

Professor CheMyong Ko has joined the IGB as an affiliate member in the Computing Genomes for Reproductive Health (CGRH) Research Theme.  He is a faculty member in the Department of Comparative Biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine.  He received his Ph.D. from Seoul National University and was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Kentucky.  His current research focuses on the mechanism of ovulation, and the pathogenesis of polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Julian Catchen joins the IGB

Professor Julian Catchen has joined the IGB as an affiliate member in the Gene Networks in Neural and Developmental Plasticity (GNDP) Research Theme.  He is a faculty member in the Department of Animal Sciences. 

The research focus in the Catchen Lab is to apply novel algorithmic developments to the questions of genome evolution.

Aditya Parameswaren joins the IGB

Professor Aditya Parameswaren has joined the IGB as an affiliate member in the Gene Networks in Neural and Developmental Plasticity (GNDP) Research Theme.  He is a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science.  He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and spent

2013-2014 visiting MIT CSAIL and Microsoft Research New England.  His research interests include data analytics, visual analytics, information exatraction and integration, and recommender systems.

Jodi Flaws joins the IGB

Professor Jodi Flaws has joined the IGB as a Faculty member in the Microbiome Metabolic Engineering (MME) Research Theme.  She is a faculty member in the the Department of Comparative Biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and received her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.  The main focus of her laboratory is to determine the genetic and environmental factors that affect the female reproductive system.

Sue Schantz joins the IGB

Professor Sue Schantz has joined the IGB as a Faculty member in the Microbiome Metabolic Engineering (MME) Research Theme.  She is a faculty member in the Department of Comparative Biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and a member of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.  One aspect of her research centers on understanding the effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals on nervous system function during development and aging, two periods when the nervous system is particularly vulnerable to toxic insult.

Cari Vanderpool joins the IGB

Professor Cari Vanderpool has joined the IGB as a Faculty member in the Microbiome Metabolic Engineering (MME) Research Theme. Prior to joining the Department of Micrbiology, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Cancer Institute from 2003-2006.  She received her Ph.D. in Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology from the University of Minnesota. Her research interests focus on how bacteria adjust and adapt their gene expression to changing, and often stressful, environmental conditions so that they can continue to grow and compete in their environment.

Ruoqing Zhu joins the IGB

Professor Ruoqing Zhu has joined the IGB as an Affiliate in the Computing Genomes for Reproductive Health (CGRH) Research Theme. Prior to joining the Department of Statistics in 2015, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Yale University.  He received his Ph.D. in Biostatistics in 2013 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests are in the areas of tree-based methods, high-dimensional data, survival analysis, personalized medicine, cancer genetics and genomics, and sufficient dimension reduction.

Staff

Kathryne Metcalf joins the IGB

Kathryne Metcalf has joined the IGB as a Outreach and Communications Specialist. Kathryne has previously worked at the IGB in a number of capacities, including as an intern in both the Communications and Outreach Groups. Her work supports IGB publications such as Biomarker and the Annual Report, as well as events including Genome Day and Pollen Power summer camp. She graduated from Beloit College in 2015 with a degree in Literary studies.