The GERMS lab is currently looking for graduate students (both Master's and PhD) interested integrating traditional microbiology approaches with metagenomics and computational biology as investigative tools to understand environmental microbial populations.
Currently, our research revolves around several themes:
- identifying microbial drivers of biogeochemical cycling and their response to climate change
- understanding contributions of microbial genes, individuals, and groups to population function and dynamics
- detection of biomarkers for environmental health (e.g., antibiotics and pathogens)
- scalability of increasingly large sequencing datasets through the application of advanced computational approaches
- leveraging high throughput, next-generation metagenomic and metatranscriptomic sequencing to investigate interactions within environmental microbial communities
We are located at Iowa State University in the #4 ranked Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department. Interested candidates should send a brief cover letter and CV to email@example.com.