Leadership

Ferran Garcia-Pichel

Ferran Garcia-Pichel

Dean & Professor, College Of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Center Director, Center for Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics, The Biodesign Institute

ferran@asu.edu

Ferran Garcia-Pichel and his collaborators study the roles, adaptations, and impacts of microbes in natural environments that range from desert soils to shallow marine waters. The microbes they study play roles of ecological importance, including the formation and destruction of minerals, the prevention of soil erosion, or the biogeochemical cycling of nutrients.