Past Postdoctoral Researchers

Name Training Period, Institution PhD Institution Title of Research Project Current Position
Amanda Hurley 2017-2021
University of Wisconsin–Madison
2017 Princeton University Gene regulation of the model microbial community, THOR AAAS Science & Technology Fellow, US Department of State, Office of International Health and Biodefense
Deepa Acharya 2019-2020
University of Wisconsin–Madison
2019 University of Wisconsin-Madison Metabolomics at the Tiny Earth Chemistry Hub Bioanalytical Scientist, Corteva Agriscience
Manuel Garavito 2016-2019
Yale/University of Wisconsin–Madison
2015 Universidad de Los Andes
Johan Bengtsson-Palme 2018 University of Wisconsin–Madison 2016 Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenberg Assistant Professor, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Oriana Aragón 2014-2015 Yale University 2014 Yale University Collaborative Research: Impact of the Summer Institutes on Faculty Teaching and Student Achievement Postdoctoral Associate, Psychology, Yale University
Evava Pietri 2013-2015 Yale University 2013 Ohio State University Gender Bias and the Art of Persuasion Assistant Professor of Psychology, Indiana University
Megan Kiedrowski 2013-2015 Yale University 2012 University of Iowa Interactions of Enterococcus faecalis with gut microbial community members and within biofilms Postdoctoral Associate, University of Pittsburgh
Tiffany Tsang 2011-2014 Yale University 2010 University of Michigan Small World Initiative: Crowdsourcing the Discovery of Antibiotics position in Washington, DC
Ashley Shade 2010-2014 Yale University 2010 UW-Madison Perturbation and resilience of soil microbial communities Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University
Jesse Morin 2011-2014 Yale University 2011 Brown University Investigation of the Mechanism of Synergy of Bacillus thuringiensis and Zwittermicin A in Manduca sexta Biotechnology Department Head at Norwich Technical High School in Norwich, CT
Jason Rush 2009-2012 Yale University 2009 University of California, Berkeley Chemical biology of bacterial communities in insect guts Research Scientist at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Corinne Moss-Racusin 2011-2013 Yale University 2011 Rutgers University Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students Assistant Professor of Psychology, Skidmore College
Fabienne Wichmann 2011-2013 Yale University 2011 Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon (ART) Effect of antibiotic use in dairy production on antibiotic resistance and microbial communities in manure Biosafety Research Scientist at the State Laboratory of Basel in Switzerland
Nikolina Udikovic Kolic 2012-2013 Yale University 2008 University of Zagreb Antibiotic resistance on vegetable farms fertilized with dairy manure from antibiotic-treated cows Research Associate, Ruder Boskovic Institute
Jessamina Blum 2010-2013 Yale University 2010 University of Pennsylvania Molecular ecology of bacteria in insect guts Managing Editor, CourseSource, University of Minnesota
Jing Du 2011-May 2012
Yale University
2011 University of South Carolina Mutant analysis of community invasion by Enterococcus faecalis Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University School of Medicine
Katie Lynn Mason 2010-2011
Yale University
2010 University of Michigan Mechanisms of polymicrobial disease in insect guts Lecturer and Researcher at The University of Kansas
Xiaofen Wang 2006-2010
UW-Madison, Yale University
2005 China Agricultural University Metagenomic analysis of aromatic ring modifying enzymes from soil Faculty Member, China Agricultural University
Romano Mwirichia 2010,
Yale University
2009 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Cloning and functional screening of the genome of isolate 327 from Lake Elmenteita for novel Haloalkaliphilic enzymes Postdoctoral Fellow at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, ASM ambassador for Kenya
Justin Donato 2006-2010
2006 Cornell Molecular ecology underlying human health and disease: a prototype study Assistant Professor, St. Thomas University
Jenny Kao-Kniffin 2007-2009 UW-Madison 2007 UW-Madison Investigated landscape-scale patterns of microbial composition and activity in the Arctic Coastal Plain near Barrow, Alaska Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University
Luke Moe 2006-2009
2005 UW-Madison Genomics and biochemistry of soil-dwelling microorganisms Faculty Member, University of Kentucky
Karen Cloud-Hansen 2004-2009
UW-Madison Antibiotic resistance and gut bacteria Editor of Disruptive Systems
Ainslie Little 2007-2008
2007 UW-Madison Host-microbe interactions in the gut IP Technical Consultant and US Patent Agent Blake at Cassels & Graydon LLP
Thomas Isenbarger 2004-2007
2001 UW-Madison Insect gut microbiome Attorney at law, Casimir Jones, S.C.
Mark Liles 1998-2005 UW-Madison 1998 Northwestern University Isolation and cloning of high molecular weight metagenomic DNA from soil microorganisms Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University
Patrick Schloss 2002-2004
2002 Cornell Microbial ecology: quantitative approaches to studying microbial communities Associate Professor, University of Michigan
Whitney Robertson 2003-2004
2003 UW-Madison Developing and evaluating education websites Battelle, Columbus, Ohio
Nasia Safdar UW-Madison 1995 Aga Khan University, Pakistan Impact of multiple antibiotic use on mortality of hospitalized patients Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nobutada Kimura UW-Madison Quorum sensing in bacteria National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
Michelle Rondon 1996-1999
1995 UW-Madison Bioactive compounds from novel microbial sources Faculty Associate, UW-Madison
Jocelyn Milner 1989-1996
University of Guelph Genetic analysis of beneficial plant-associated bacteria Director of Office of Budget Planning and Analysis, UW-Madison
D. Johnson 1992-1995
Genetic basis for plant-beneficial microbe interactions
Ben Lethbridge 1989 -1992 UW-Madison 1989 University of Adelaide Isolation, characterisation and rationalisation of Zwittermicin A Native Food Industry researcher