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Principal Investigator

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Jo Handelsman
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor
Vilas Research Professor
Director, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

Postdocs

Manuel Garavito
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Manuel Garavito
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Amanda Hurley
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I hope to conduct a genetic screen for mechanisms of community phenotypes. Once genetic determinants of synergistic community interactions are discovered, I will identify factors required for invasion of a bacterial species into a stable community. Therapeutic implications include improved probiotics or increased gut microbiome resilience.

Post Baccalaureate Researchers

Mara Beebe
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Mara Beebe

Undergraduate Students

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Josephine Putnam
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Shruthi Magesh
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Shruthi Magesh
Visiting Undergraduate
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Renee Engels
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Orli Jona
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Kelley Manbeck

Administrative Staff

John Benson
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Chief of Staff, Executive Assistant
Jennifer Heinritz
Lab Manager

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