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Elizabeth Ottesen

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Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator- Advising

Work in the Ottesen lab seeks to understand the structure and function of complex microbial communities, and the ways in which microbes interact with and perceive complex environments.  A major focus is the use of molecular ecological tools to observe microbial behavior in the environment.  This includes not only observing and tracking changes in which microbes are present in an environment, but also using community transcriptomics to observe changes in microbial gene expression over time.  By studying microbial behavior “in the wild”, we hope to gain a better understanding of the roles and significance of diverse members of the uncultured microbial majority.  

  • Ph.D. in Biology, California Institute of Technology (2008)
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The Microbiology Department would like to congratulate these Graduate Students on receiving a Graduate School Travel Grant! The Department of Microbiology will have scientists representing us at conferences all over the world this summer! 

The Microbiology is proud to announce that Stacy Bedore and Coralis Rodriguez have been chose as 2021-22 OTA recipients. The Center for Teaching and Learning administers the Outstanding Teaching Assistant (OTA) award, sponsored by the Office of the Vice…

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