Team

The multidisciplinary team brings wide-ranging expertise to help us understand the rules of microbial community assembly and the properties that emerge.

Director

Ferran Garcia Pichel

Director, Biodesign Center for Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics

Faculty and staff

Joshua Au
Graduate Research Assistant

Jennifer Barrila
Assistant Research Professor

Heather Bean
Asst Professor

Julie Bethany Rakes
Grad Research Assistant

Hinsby Cadillo-Quiroz
Assoc Professor

Cole Calderon
Graduate Research Assistant

Ramani Chavan
Assistant Bioinformatics Analyst

Bianca Cruz
Graduate Service Assistant

Joy Custer
Molecular Research Specialist

Richard Davis
Research Specialist Sr

Trenton Davis
Grad Research Assistant

Blake Dirks
Grad Research Assistant

Alejandro Estrada
Student Worker II, Laboratory Aide

Marc Fontanez Ortiz
Grad Service Assistant

Mara Fredenberg
SW II, Research Aide

Aditi Galande
UH Desk Assistant Palo Verde East

Sandhya Gangaraju
Research Specialist Prin

Ferran Garcia-Pichel
Ctr Dir (ACD) & Regents' Profr

Maria Gardiola
Program Manager Research

Gillian Gile
Assoc Professor

Luis Gonzalez de Salceda
Grad Teaching Assistant

Jitendrapuri Pratappuri GOSAI
Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Ana Heredia Velasquez
Grad Research Assistant

Emily Higgins Keppler
Grad Research Assistant

Nicholas Ho
BDI Affiliated Undergraduate

LaRinda Holland
Research Specialist

Steven Holland
Asst Research Scientist (FSC)

Alta Howells
Grad Service Assistant

James Hu
Research Technician

Emily Kaelin
Graduate Research Assistant

Adam Khan
SW II, Research Aide

Kevin Klicki
Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Simona Joop KRABERGER
Assistant Research Scientist

Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown
Center Dir (ACD) & Professor

Mihyun Lee
Student Worker II

Efrem Lim
Assistant Professor

Juan Maldonado Ortiz
Associate Research Scientist

Rabia Maqsood
Assoc Research Technolog (FSC)

Evan Mee
Grad Teaching Assistant

Rajeev Misra
Professor

Gautam Sai Nakka
Student Worker III

Corey Nelson
Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Susanne Neuer
Professor

Cheryl Nickerson
Professor

Yuuki Niimi
Grad Research Assistant

Christopher Penton
Assoc Professor

Abigail Pezelj

Elizabeth Reifsnider
Professor (FSC)

Daniel Roush
Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Analissa Sarno
Grad Service Assistant

Kara Schmidlin
Research Specialist Senior

Henrry Patricio Secaira Morocho
Grad Research Assistant

Dharaben Shah
Asst Professor

Everett Shock
Professor

Abhishek Shrivastava
Assistant Professor

Catrina Shurtleff
Grad Service Assistant

Matthew Smith
Research Technician

Regan Sullins
Research Technician

Elisabeth Thompson
Student Worker II

Abhishek TRIVEDI
Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Arvind Varsani
Associate Professor

Finlay Warsop Thomas
Grad Research Assistant

Corrie Whisner
Assoc Professor

Lily Wu
Laboratory Manager

Jiseon Yang
Assistant Research Professor

Amanda Zdimal
Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Madeleine Zheng
SWIV, Informal Water Sharing Systems

Qiyun Zhu
Assistant Professor