Tyler started April 1st in Lab Leveau in pursuit of his PhD degree in Microbiology. He will be working on the evolution and ecology of the bacterial iac genes, coding for the degradation of indole 3-acetic acid.
Check out this YouTube video, as well as the two radio broadcasts below. Interviews were conducted on October 11th, 2017 during the California Citrus Conference in Visalia, CA. For full program, see this link.
Ellie comes to us from the Marco lab in Food Science & Technology (http://www.marcolab.net). She will work as a postdoc on the analysis of microbial communities associated with healthy and HLB-impacted citrus trees.