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Lab culture

A lab culture is a work in progress that I hope to establish with my team. 
As a PI my starting point will be to embrace the "Ten simple rules towards healthier research labs" by F. T. Maestre​

1: Promote the well-being of your lab members
2: Let people set their own schedules
3: Gratitude is the sign of noble souls
4: Treat your lab members as your teammates
5: Create a collaborative environment within your lab
6: Remember that every lab member is unique
7: Respect working hours, public holidays, and vacations
8: Give credit where credit is due
9: Destigmatize failure and celebrate success
10: Promote the professional development of your lab members

 

Lab members

Estelle Couradeau


Principle Investigator

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Ryan Trexler

Ph.D. student - Dual title Ecology/Biogeochemistry

I have studied Biology at Juniata College, earned a M.Sc. in Environmental Science from Ohio State University, and worked as a Lab Manager in Terrence Bell’s lab at Penn State. Experience in molecular methods, ‘omics techniques, and bioinformatics have led me to investigate projects spanning a broad range of systems including aquatic, deep subsurface, crop-hosted, and soil environments. Currently, I am pursuing a PhD in the Ecology Program and Biogeochemistry dual-title program where I am excited to explore how the interactions and ecology of biocrust microorganisms effect biogeochemical cycling of nutrients in these systems.

Follow Ryan on twitter @ryan_trexler

Jenn Harris

Ph.D. student - Dual title Ecology/Biogeochemistry

Jenn studied Biological Sciences and Environmental Studies at Wellesley College, and worked at a sustainable agriculture startup before joining the lab. She is pursuing a PhD in the Ecology Program and is interested in plant-microbe interactions, soil microbial ecology and nutrient cycling. She is also Co-advised by Liana Burghardt in Plant Sciences.

Link to The Burghardt lab

Follow Jenn on twitter @JennnnHarris

Lab Technician


Position to be filled in Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

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Ecosystem Science and Management

The Pennsylvania State University

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