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

Serena Aguilar
Student Worker III

Joshua Au
Graduate Research Assistant

Jennifer Barrila
Assistant Research Professor

Heather Bean
Asst Professor

Hinsby Cadillo-Quiroz
Assoc Professor

Ramani Chavan
Alumni

Joy Custer
Molecular Research Specialist

Richard Davis
Research Specialist Sr

Trenton Davis
Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Blake Dirks
Grad Service Assistant

Alexis Emerson
Research Technician

Alejandro Estrada
Student Worker II, Laboratory Aide

Marc Fontanez Ortiz
Grad Service Assistant

Mara Fredenberg
BDI Affiliated Undergraduate

Aditi Galande

Sandhya Gangaraju
Research Specialist Prin

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

Maria Gardiola
Project Manager Senior

Gillian Gile
Assoc Professor

Luis Gonzalez de Salceda
Grad Teaching Assistant

Jitendrapuri Pratappuri GOSAI
Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Emma Henderson
Grad Research Assistant

Emily Higgins Keppler
Grad Research Associate

Nicholas Ho
BDI Affiliated Undergraduate

LaRinda Holland
Research Specialist

Steven Holland
Asst Research Scientist (FSC)

Mina Hong
Student Worker III

James Hu
Research Technician

Emily Kaelin
Graduate Research Assistant

Nichith Kollanandi Ratheesh
Grad Research Assistant

Simona Joop Kraberger
Assistant Research Scientist

Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown
Center Dir (ACD) & Professor

Patrick Kut
Research Technician

Mihyun Lee
Student Worker II

Victoria Leonard
Research Technician

Efrem Lim
Assistant Professor

Srijohn Mandal
Student Worker II

Rabia Maqsood
Assoc Research Technolog (FSC)

Evan Mee
Grad Teaching Assistant

Rajeev Misra
Professor

Gautam Sai Nakka
Grad Service Assistant

Susanne Neuer
Professor

Leann Nguyen
Student Worker III, Lab Aide

Cheryl Nickerson
Professor

Christopher Penton
Assoc Professor

Elizabeth Reifsnider
Professor (FSC)

Daniel Roush
Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Kara Schmidlin
Research Specialist Senior

Brian Scott
Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Henrry Patricio Secaira Morocho
Grad Research Assistant

Dharaben Shah
Asst Professor

Everett Shock
Professor

Abhishek Shrivastava
Assistant Professor

Catrina Shurtleff
Research Specialist

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