Agric & Biosystems Engr-Res

Associate Professor, Agricultural-Biosystems Engineering, Associate Professor, Public Health, Associate Professor, Statistics-GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Agricultural-Biosystems Engineering, Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Professor, Arid Lands Resources Sciences - GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Agricultural-Biosystems Engineering, Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Professor, Plant Science, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Gene Giacmomelli's research focus includes controlled environment plant productions systems [greenhouse and growth chamber] research, design, development and applications, with emphases on: crop production systems, nutrient delivery systems, environmental control, mechanization, and labor productivity.

Assistant Professor, Agricultural-Biosystems Engineering, Assistant Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Assistant Professor, Statistics-GIDP, Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice-Science, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute

Our lab focuses on large-scale –omics datasets, high-throughput computing, and big data analytics. We leverage these technologies to answer questions related to the relationship between microbes, their hosts, and the environment. In particular, we focus on viral-host interactions and co-evolution given environmental factors (i) in aquatic systems and (ii) for phage treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.

Assistant Professor, Ecosystem Genomics, Assistant Professor, Agricultural-Biosystems Engineering, Assistant Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Assistant Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute

We study the biodiversity, biogeography, evolutionary origins, and ecological roles of plant-associated microorganisms. We use a combination of traditional culture-based microbiology, functional assays, and next-generation 'omics tools to study microbial symbiont communities in diverse lineages of land plants at scales ranging from local to global. We are interested in characterizing the biotic and abiotic factors shaping the assembly of plant-associated fungal communities, how community structure and diversity impacts ecosystem function, and the evolutionary dynamics of fungal symbiont evolution in the context of closely related pathogens and saprotrophs.

Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Professor, Agricultural-Biosystems Engineering, Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry-Sci, Professor, BIO5 Institute