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Assistant Professor, 
Departments of Biochemistry, Bacteriology, Chemical and Biological Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

B.S. Stanford University

Ph.D. California Institute of Technology

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Yu-Yu Cheng

Research Associate (Postdoc)

B.S. National Taiwan University

Ph.D. Rice University

Interests: Horizontal gene transfer in microbial communities

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Jordy Sulaiman

Research Associate (Postdoc)

B.E. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Ph.D. HKUST

Interests: Ecology and evolution of human gut pathogens 

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Freeman Lan

Research Associate (Postdoc)

BWF Career Award at the Scientific Interface

B.S. University of Toronto
Ph.D University of California San Francisco

Interests: Top-down approaches for studying horizontal gene transfer in complex microbial communities

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Erin Ostrem Loss

Research Associate (Postdoc)

Genome Sciences Postdoctoral Trainee

B.S. University of Iowa
Ph.D University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interests: Ecological stability in the gut microbiome

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Yili Qian

Assistant Scientist (Postdoc)

B.S. Purdue University

Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Interests: Synthetic biology approaches to controlling microbiomes

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Claire Palmer

Research Associate (Postdoc)

B.A. Wesleyan University

M.A. Wesleyan University

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Engineering microbial communities to control plant phenotypes

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Bryce Connors

Graduate student, Chemical & Biological Engineering

B.S. University of Rhode Island

Interests: Controllability, stability and functional landscapes of microbial consortia

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Julie DuClos

Graduate Student, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology 

B.S. Colorado School of Mines

NIH Biotechnology Training Program Fellowship

Interests: Interactions between host and gut microbiota

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Madeline Hayes

Graduate student, Microbiology 

B.S. Colorado State University

Interests: Design of microbial communities for bioenergy applications, resistance to invasion by pathogens

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Susan Hromada

Graduate Student, Microbiology

B.S. Calvin College
NIH Biotechnology Training Program

Interests: Resilience of microbiomes to invasion by pathogens and antibiotics

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Yiyi Liu

Graduate student, Chemical & Biological Engineering

B.S. University of Minnesota

Interests: In situ engineering of microbiomes

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Wenbo Lu

Graduate student, Biochemistry

B.S. University of Washington

Interests: Synthetic biology and computational modeling of metabolic pathways and microbial communities

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Yifei Ren

Graduate student, Biophysics 

B.S. Nanjing Agricultural University

Interests: High-throughput approaches for characterizing microbial interactions

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Jaron Thompson

Graduate student, Chemical & Biological Engineering

B.S. Colorado State University

Interests: Data driven models to guide microbial community engineering and experimental design

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Tyler Ross

Masters student in Biomedical Engineering

B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interests: Single-cell behaviors using tools from machine learning

ALUMNI 

Postdocs

Jun Feng

Scientist at DMC Biotechnologies

Ryan Clark 

Senior Scientist at Nimble Therapeutics 

Joshua Hamilton

Data Scientist at Federation Bio

 

Xinyun Cao

Postdoc, Landick Lab (UW-Madison)

Graduate students

Sonali Gupta 

 

Jin Wen Tan

Research Associate at Metagenomi

Undergraduates

Zhengyi Chen

Ph.D. student in Quantitative & Chemical Biology at Vanderbilt

 

Sarah Ertmer

Process Engineer at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

Technicians

Ryan H Hsu

M.D./Ph.D. student at University of California-San Diego