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

B.S. Stanford University

Ph.D. California Institute of Technology


Yu-Yu Cheng

Research Associate (Postdoc)

B.S. National Taiwan University

Ph.D. Rice University

Interests: Horizontal gene transfer in microbial communities


Jun Feng

Assistant Scientist (Postdoc)

B.S. Xi’an Jiaotong University
Ph.D Nankai University

Interests: Next-generation microbial therapeutics, design of microbial consortia for biomanufactering


Freeman Lan

Research Associate (Postdoc)

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


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

Yili Qian

Assistant Scientist (Postdoc)

B.S. Purdue University

Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Interests: Synthetic biology approaches to controlling microbiomes


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


Bryce Connors

Graduate student, Chemical & Biological Engineering

B.S. University of Rhode Island

Interests: Controllability, stability and functional landscapes of microbial consortia


Julie DuClos

Graduate Student, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology 

B.S. Colorado School of Mines

Interests: Interactions between host and gut microbiota


Madeline Hayes

Graduate student, Microbiology 

B.S. Colorado State University

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


Susan Hromada

Graduate Student, Microbiology

B.S. Calvin College
NIH Biotechnology Training Program

Interests: Resilience of microbiomes to invasion by pathogens and antibiotics


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


Yifei Ren

Graduate student, Biophysics 

B.S. Nanjing Agricultural University

Interests: High-throughput approaches for characterizing microbial interactions


Jaron Thompson

Graduate student, Chemical & Biological Engineering

B.S. Colorado State University

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


Tyler Ross

Research Intern

B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interests: Single-cell behaviors using tools from machine learning



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


Zhengyi Chen

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


Sarah Ertmer

Process Engineer at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics


Ryan H Hsu

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