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

B.S. Stanford University

Ph.D. California Institute of Technology

Interests: Emergent properties of complex biological networks and strategies for control

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Yu-Yu Cheng

Assistant Scientist 

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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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 

B.S. Purdue University

Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Interests: Synthetic biology approaches to controlling microbiomes

Eloi Martinez-Rabert

Eloi Martinez-Rabert

Research Associate (Postdoc)

B.S., M.S. Autonomous University of Barcelona

Ph.D University of Glasgow

Interests: Microbial community engineering and understanding control of community assembly

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Claire Palmer

Research Associate (Postdoc)

USDA NIFA Postdoctoral Fellowship

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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Job Grant

Lab Manager 

B.S. University of South Carolina

Ph.D. University of South Carolina

Interests: Lab manager

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Tyson Wheelwright

Graduate student, Biomedical Engineering

B.S. Brigham Young University

Interests: Prediction and design of the human gut microbiome

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Julie DuClos

Graduate Student, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology 

NSF GRFP

B.S. Colorado School of Mines

NIH Biotechnology Training Program Fellowship

Interests: Interactions between host and gut microbiota

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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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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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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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Yiyi Liu

Graduate student, Chemical & Biological Engineering

B.S. University of Minnesota

Interests: In situ engineering of microbiomes

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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, Biomedical Engineering

B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interests: Single-cell behaviors using tools from machine learning

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Wenxuan Dong

Graduate student, Biophysics

B.S., M.S. China Agricultural University

Interests: Synthetic microbial communities and bile acid metabolism in the human gut microbiome

ALUMNI 

Postdocs

Freeman Lan

Assistant Prof. at U of Toronto (Dec 2023)

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

Susan Hromada

Scientist II at Nimble Therapeutics

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

Harman Dewantoro

Ph.D. student in Chemical Engineering at the University of Minnesota

Technicians

Ryan H Hsu

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

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