- Designed and conducted professional laboratory experimental work since 1992.
- Graduated with PhD in terrestrial microbiology (soil science) in 2001 from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
- Focused on postdoctoral microbiome studies since 2002.
- Publications, including books, can be found here (Google Scholar)
- General audience articles on a variety of subjects have been published on The Conversation’s website: on greenhouse gas emissions, GMO plants, antibiotic alternatives, the gut microbiome and immunity, and the plant microbiome.
- Grantwriting experience which successfully funded my degrees and some postdoctoral work.
- Samples from soil, plants, water, ice, nematode eggs, feces
- Barcoding and “functional gene” sequence processing using a customizable series of scripts
- Everything from perMANOVAs to ordinations to network analysis to study microbiome structure and composition, and contrast treatments.
- Novel ideas for assessing ecosystem complexity and health from barcoding data which I plan to investigate in future
- Additional novel ideas for data analysis of unreplicated objects (aerial images, for example)
- Expertise in culturing soil organisms, and preparing gnotobiotic (all organisms known, artificial) systems including plants and ectomycorrhizal fungi.
My recent experience:
- Research Associate, Dr. Kari Dunfield, University of Guelph (2013-2020): Focus on nitrogen and phosphorus cycling genes from soil organisms, as well as barcoding projects.
- Crowdfunded project on an interesting cancer-fighting gut bacterium: here.
- For other work experience, feel free to look me up on LinkedIn or contact me.