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” I have worked with Dr. Bent since 2014 on various soil microbiome research projects that have resulted in multiple publications in high-impact journals. Dr. Bent is an expert in microbial ecology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, and multivariate statistics, and is driven to produce  accurate and thorough analyses in her work. I look forward to continuing to work with Dr. Bent in the future.”

– Dr. K. A. Thompson, Assistant Professor, Trent University

” I collaborated with Dr. Bent for over five years on several microbial ecology projects.  She directed and performed various aspects of these projects including designing experiments, conducting wet-lab experiments and analyzing complex datasets.  Dr. Bent is a creative problem solver who is reliable and easy to work with.  I highly recommend her! “

– Dr. James Borneman, Professor, University of California Riverside

People interested in checking my references may contact the above or Dr. Kari Dunfield, University of Guelph, or Dr. Petra Fransson or Dr. Malin Elfstrand, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. I have additional references upon request.