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Current Lab Members

Dan Buckley, Professor
School of Integrative Plant Sciences
Department of Microbiology

Ph.D. in Microbiology,
Michigan State University, 2000

B.S. in Microbiology,
University of Rochester, 1994





Roli Wilhelm
Postdoctoral Associate

Ph.D in Microbiology and Immunology,
University of British Columbia, 2016

BA.H. in English Literature,
University of Guelph, 2010

M.Sc. in Environmental Microbiology,
McGill University, 2009

B.Sc.H. in Environmental Toxicology,
University of Guelph, 2007


Steven Higgins
Postdoctoral Associate

Ph.D in Microbiology,
University of Tennessee, 2017

M.S. in Biology,
University of South Dakota, 2011

B.S. in Biology,
University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2008





Sam Barnett
Ph.D. Student

B.S. in Microbiology and Mathematics,
University of Maryland, 2015







Sara Sirois

Ph.D. Student

B.A. in Biology,
Smith College, 2011







Janani Hariharan

Ph.D. Student

M.S. in Environmental Science,
The Ohio State University, 2015

B.Tech in Biotechnology,
Anna University, 2013




Cassi Wattenburger

Ph.D. Student

M.S. in Microbiology, Iowa State University, 2017

B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Western Washington University, 2014





Braulio Castillo


Cornell University Class of 2018
Majors in Biology and French





Chris Chang


Cornell University Class of 2018
Majors in Science of Earth Systems and Economics





School of Integrative Plant Science
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
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