The GERMS

description here Adina Howe, PI
Assistant Professor
Iowa State University
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
description here Jinlyung (Jin) Choi, PhD
Postdoc

Interests: functional metagenomics, metatranscriptomics; computational biology; reproducible research; data science and training

Hobbies: web design, sounds engineering, biking, hiking

description here Jaejin (Jae) Lee, PhD
Postdoc

Interests: environmental & biological big data analysis

Hobbies: playing cello, watching baseball

description here Lanying Ma, PhD
Postdoc

Interests: microbiology, education, and training

Hobbies: hiking, reading, playing with her kids

description here Nicole Ricker, PhD
Postdoc

Interests: mobile genetic elements; environmental science

Hobbies: music (guitar, cello), cycling, tennis, badminton, watching hockey and enjoying Belgian beer/chocolate

description here Phil Colgan
PhD Student, ABE

Interests: sustainable energy and agriculture, synthetic biology, biosensing, education and training

Hobbies: disc golfing, hiking, craft brews, playing musical instruments, wire wrapping

description here Shane Dooley
PhD Student, BCB

Interests: computational biology, genome editing, and teaching the next generation of scientists.

Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and kids, hunting, fishing, playing basketball

description here Jared Flater
MS Student, ABE

Interests: our natural resources; agroecosystems; data driven science

Hobbies: Spending time outside by playing disc golf or biking along Ames' great trail system

description here Hannah Guyer
MS Student, ABE

Interests: water quality monitoring and management; human-environment interactions; sustainable agriculture

Hobbies: hiking, traveling, watching college basketball, and petting dogs

description here Schuyler Smith
PhD Student, BCB

Interests: genomics; metagenomics; data analysis

Hobbies: games, reading, being active, not being active, sarcasm

GERMS Infections - Current Collaborators

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment (USDA, National Pork Board, University of Iowa, ISU)

description here Antimicrobial Resistance:
Shannon Hinsa (Grinnell);
Heather Allen (USDA-ARS); Tom Moorman (USDA-ARS);
Michelle Soupir (ISU)
description here Liz Luby Rieke (PhD candidate)
description here Tim Neher (MS student)

Diana Aga (University of Buffalo)
Matt Helmers (ISU)
Lisa Schulte Moore (ISU)

Dimensions of Biodiversity: Nectar Microbiomes (NSF)

Tadashi Fukami (Stanford University)

fukami lab

Harmful Algal Blooms in Recreational Waters (EPA, IDNR)

Kaoru Ikuma (ISU)
Elizabeth Swanner (ISU)

Collaborative Group Webpages:

Water Quality Research Lab
The Manure Scoop by Dr. Manure
Prairie STRIPS
Aga Lab
Fukami Lab

Past GERMS and Old Friends

description here Fan Yang, PhD
Monsanto, San Diego, CA
description here Ryan J. Williams, PhD
Monsanto, St. Louis, MO                                                                                    

GERMS Friends (Past Visiting Scholars)

description here Tomas Vetrovsky
Academy of Sciences Czech Republic
description here Minjoo Lee
Yonsei University
description here Hyunji Yoo
Yonsei University