School of Natural Resources and the Environment

Professor, Natural Resources and the Environment, Director, Natural Products Center, Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Professor, Arid Lands Resources Sciences - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Discovery of natural products from plants and their associated microorganisms as potential drugs to treat cancer. Application of medicinal chemistry approach for structure-activity relationship studies and to obtain compounds for preclinical evaluation. Development of alternative agricultural systems for sustainable utilization of natural resources.

Assistant Professor, Ecosystem Genomics, Director, Biosphere 2 - Tropical Rain Forest, Assistant Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Assistant Professor, Global Change - GIDP, Assistant Professor, Hydrology / Atmospheric Sciences, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute

We aim to constrain the microbial drivers of soil-atmosphere trace gas fluxes across a range of scales. We constrain the genetic traits for trace gas metabolism and develop new tools for measuring genes and gases in heterogenous soil systems. New understanding is evaluated across a range of model to natural ecosystems where microbial trace gas cycling occurs in the context of environmental forcings and interactions. Lab website:

Assistant Professor, Citizen and Data Science, Member of the General Faculty, Member of the Graduate Faculty

Kathleen 'Katy' Prudic PhD is an ecologist and entomologist interested in discovering how environmental changes impact wild pollinators and what we can do to help them survive in a quickly changing world.