Fierer Lab

Exploring the structure and function of microbial communities


Nick Dragone : Graduate student

Nick Dragone

Graduate student

Research Foci: Antarctic microbial ecology, microbial traits, microbial succession
Kunkun Fan : Visiting graduate student from Institute of Soil Science, China

Kunkun Fan

Visiting graduate student from Institute of Soil Science, China

Research foci: rhizosphere microbial communities, soil foodwebs
Noah Fierer :

Noah Fierer

Science cheerleader
Matt Gebert : Graduate Student

Matt Gebert

Graduate Student

Research Foci: ecology and evolution of mycobacteria
Sarah Gering : Graduate student

Sarah Gering

Graduate student

Research Foci: arctic and alpine microbial ecology, pyroaerobiology, host-microbe interactions
Lady Grant : Research associate

Lady Grant

Research associate

Research Foci: soil microbiology, molecular methods in microbial ecology, agroecology
Jessica Henley : Lab Manager

Jessica Henley

Lab Manager

Research Focus: high-throughput microbial community analyses
Hannah Holland-Moritz : Graduate Student

Hannah Holland-Moritz

Graduate Student

Research Foci: microbial succession, moss-associated microbes

Luna :


Foci: snacks, dinosaurs, fart jokes

Blessing Sokoya : Graduate Student

Blessing Sokoya

Graduate Student

Research Foci: soil microbial ecology, urban ecology
Elias Stallard-Olivera : Graduate student

Elias Stallard-Olivera

Graduate student

Research Foci: spatial ecology, allergens, remote sensing
Caihong Vanderburgh : Research Associate

Caihong Vanderburgh

Research Associate

Research Foci: methods development and implementation
Corinne Walsh : Graduate student

Corinne Walsh

Graduate student

Research Foci: plant-microbe interactions, soil microbial ecology
Claire Winfrey : Graduate student

Claire Winfrey

Graduate student

Research Foci: insect-microbe interactions, soil microbial ecology

Former postdocs and graduate students (current position):

Albert Barberan (assistant professor, Univ. of Arizona)

Scott Bates (assistant professor, Purdue University)

Tess Brewer (postdoctoral researcher, Univ. of Zurich)

Robert Bowers (research scientist, Joint Genome Institute)

Paul Carini (assistant professor, Univ. of Arizona)

Mallory Choudoir (postdoctoral researcher, UMass-Amherst)

Jason Corwin (postdoctoral researcher, Colorado State Univ.)

Manu Delgado-Baquerizo (assistant professor, Univ. Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, Spain)

Joanne Emerson (assistant professor, UC-Davis)

Gilberto Flores (assistant professor, Cal State – Northridge)

Toby Hammer (assistant professor, UC-Irvine)

Chris Lauber (researcher, Institute for Genomic Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital)

Jonathan Leff (senior data scientist, ArcherDX)

Anne Madden (postdoctoral researcher, NC State)

Angela Oliverio (computational biologist, Archer DX)

Amanda Redford (researcher, USDA Center for Plant Health Science and Technology)

Kelly Ramirez (assistant professor, Univ. of Texas at El Paso)

Tara Webster (environmental health educator, Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment)