Dr. Sue Ishaq, PhD

Principal Investigator


Alexandria Fahey

Masters of Professional Studies

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Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

Alexandria is studying to earn a Masters of Professional Studies in Microbiology at the University of Maine, Orono. She is interested in learning new techniques to better understand the microbiome and its intersection with human health. She is inspired by the scientists who serve as good communicators to the public, and looks to work on her own writing while at Maine. Alexandria is originally from Austin, TX and has fully embraced the additional two seasons experienced in New England.

Johanna Holman

Fall 2020 Masters of Science

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Human Nutrition and Food Sciences

Johanna is joining the lab in Fall 2020 to investigate the effects of diet on the gut microbiome, and on host-microbial interactions.

Emily Pierce

Undergraduate Researcher

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Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Emily is researching host-microbial interactions.

Lab Affiliates

Adwoa Dankwa, M.S.

Ph.D. student

Human Nutrition and Food Sciences, Adviser: Dr. Jen Perry

Tindall Ouverson

Master’s of Science

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Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana State University. Adviser: Dr. Fabian Menalled and Dr. Tim Seipel

Tindall graduated in May 2018 with a B.S. in Sustainability Science, summa cum laude, from Furman University in Greenville, SC. Currently, she is conducting research in the Weed and Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Group with Drs. Fabian Menalled and Tim Seipel. Specifically, her research focuses on the response of soil microbial communities to cropping systems and climate change in semiarid agriculture. I am mentoring Tindall as a graduate committee member in microbial ecology, DNA sequencing, and bioinformatic analysis.

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