Joanne Emerson
Assistant Professor
Google Scholar


Christian Santos-Medellín
Postdoctoral Researcher
Google Scholar
I am interested in the network of biotic interactions occurring across the soil-root continuum. Currently, I am exploring the viral diversity inhabiting California grassland soils to understand the role of viral replication strategies on microbiome structure. Previously, I studied the compositional dynamics and functional implications of the bacterial and archaeal communities associated to rice plants.


Jackson Sorensen
Postdoctoral Researcher (more info coming soon!)


Anneliek ter Horst
Ph.D. Student
Plant Pathology Graduate Group




Sara Geonczy
Ph.D. Student
Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Group




Jane Fudyma
Ph.D. Student
Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Group (photo coming soon!)


Winston Bess
Laboratory Technician
Takes full responsibility for the awesomeness of this photo





Jemina Trinh
Undergraduate Researcher

Biological Sciences Major




Devyn Durham
Undergraduate Researcher
Global Disease Biology Major





Selina Tung
Undergraduate Researcher
Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior Major




Former lab members – gone but not forgotten!


Aurélie Bak
Former Project Scientist
Now: Research Lead at KWS Group




Laura Zinke
Former Postdoc
Now: Associate Editor at Nature Reviews Earth & Environment




Alena Schroeder
Former Undergraduate Researcher






Rose Bolle
Former Undergraduate Researcher






Sophia Yunanda
Former Undergraduate Researcher




Quang Bui
Former Undergraduate Researcher





Eunice Chan

Former Undergraduate Researcher