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Lab Updates

January 6, 2020: Congrats to Sam Barnett for his recent article, “Soil characteristics and land-use drive bacterial community assembly patterns” published on FEMS Microbiology Ecology. He found evidence that both land-use and soil pH are major drivers of deterministic community assembly across the landscape. A really interesting finding was how community assembly interacts with soil pH in such a way that assembly at low pH was more stochastic than assembly at neutral pH. This suggests that selection for acid tolerance may override other selective pressures in determining community composition in a heterogeneous landscape.

December 13, 2019: Congratulations to Janani Hariharan on receiving the MacDonald Musgrave Student award from the Section of Soil and Crop Sciences. The award recognizes exemplary contributions to advancing the disciplines of Soil and Crop Sciences.

November 6, 2019: Check out this article that Janani Hariharan recently published on the Killer fungus that could cause the next frog apocalypse.

photo of people in costumesOctober 31, 2019: Behold the Aquasquad! While the Buckley lab did not win the award for best costumes at the Micro Department Halloween party we did learn that AquaMan is the only member of the Justice League who can command microbes to do his bidding.




October 10, 2019: Congratulations to Janani for passing her preliminary exams and giving a great presentation of her research in the Soil and Crop Sciences Seminar Series!!!

October 4, 2019: Congrats to Chantal Koechli (2016 Ph.D.) who was recently named Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Sciences!!

September, 2019: Congrats to Sam Barnett for authoring a chapter in the new Stable Isotope Probing book just published from Humana Press.



Picture of JananiMay 16, 2019: Check out this article on the hidden curriculum, published in Science by our own Janani Hariharan.

April 30, 2019: Congratulations to Janani Hariharan on receiving an Early Career Award from the Graduate School for exemplary leadership in promoting diversity & inclusion at Cornell!!


The Buckley Lab and Team Microbe at the 2018 USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, DC:

The Buckley Lab taking part in the SIPS BioBlitz 2017
at the Cayuga Nature Center:

Dan presenting at the World Economic Forum in Davos, 2017:

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