B.S., Technical University of Munich, Germany, 1985, Microbiology.
M.S., University of Freiburg, Germany, 1990, Limnology and Microbiology.
Ph.D, Michigan State University, MI, 1998, Microbiology.
Associate Professor, tenure track. Microbial Ecology. University of Massachusetts, Department of Microbiology and Environmental Sciences Program. 1999-Present.
Post-Doctoral Fellow. Establishment of an automated community analysis technique based on marker gene amplification. Dr. Brendan Bohannan, Department of Biology, Stanford University. 1999.
Genetic diversity and population dynamics of microorganisms in their natural environments, population ecology and community ecology. Natural variation in the microbial community composition, regulation of biodiversity, and adaptation of microbial community structure and function to external stress factors. Read More...