- Biological — Invasive Species — Monitoring / Detection
- Biological — Microbial — Population dynamics and monitoring
Education / Outreach Target Audience
- Bachelors students
- Masters / PhD students
In my doctoral program, I studied microbial community formation on embryos of the threatened fish species, the lake sturgeon, in an attempt to elucidate factors affecting microbial community succession, including both deterministic and stochastic (dispersal) processes. My previous postdoctoral research at Wayne State University involved the assessment of ballast water treatment (BWT) on microbial communities and the early detection of invasive species in the Great Lakes utilizing next generation sequencing (NGS). Currently I am working on the assessment of spatial and temporal heterogeneity of bacteria-driven biogeochemical processes in the Great Lakes using both 16S rRNA and metagenomic sequencing.