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Dr. Morrissey, Principal Investigator 

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Postdoctoral Scholars

Binu Tripathi

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Binu is working on an NSF funded project investigating the ecological strategies and decomposition activity of microbes in soil. He is also interested in microbial biogeography and metagenomic analyses. 

Jen Kane

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Jen is a USDA Postdoctoral Fellow studying in microbial ecology, soil carbon storage, and plant-microbe interactions. Her research includes studies of plant -microbe interactions in the rhizosphere of bioproduct crops and the biodiversity of canopy soils.   

Find out more about Jen and her research by visiting her website:  biogeojen.Wordpress.com

Graduate Students

Chansotheary Dang 

Chanso is a PhD candidate interested in all things microbial, especially how microorganisms contribute to soil carbon sequestration.

Ronnie Schartiger

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Ronnie is a PhD student studying plant microbe interactions in the rhizosphere of bioenergy crops.

Kinsey Reed

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Kinsey is a PhD candidate studying pasture diversity and soil health on farms across West Virginia.

Tanner Hoffman

Eric Goddard

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Tanner is a PhD student studying the the effects of climate change on microbial interactions and soil carbon cycling. 

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Eric is a PhD student studying the effects of organic amendments on soil microbes, nutrient cycling, and plant microbe interactions in organic agriculture. 

Research Technician

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Kayla Guthrie

Undergrads !

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Hannah Bentley 

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Ivelysse Gracia

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Rebecca Ozbolt

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Damon LeMaster

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Jillian Vance

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Aidan Aird

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Bret Jutze

Alumni  

  • Jeth Walkup, M.S., Ph.D., 2016-2023

  • Md Shafiul Islam Rion, M.S., 2021-2023

  • Rachel Winslett, Undergrad, Technician, 2019-2023

  • Zachary Moats, Undergrad, 2022-2023

  • Teagan Kuzniar, Undergrad, 2019-2023

  • Jennifer Kane, Ph.D., 2019-2022

  • Gregory Martin, Ph.D., 2020-2022

  • Kieran Liseski, M.S., 2019-2021

  • Juan Pineiro Nevado, Postdoc, 2019-2021

  • Chao Wang, Visiting Scholar, 2019-2020

  • Rachel Michaels, M.S., 2019-2020

  • Rene Miller, M.S., 2016-2018

  • Clark Robinson, Undergrad, 2019-2021

  • Nathaniel Beck, Undergrad, 2017-2018

  • Logan Webb, Undergrad,2017-2019

  • April Kessel, Undergrad,2017-2019

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