Krithi Sankaranarayanan (PI)

Current Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology.
Co-Director, Laboratories of Molecular Anthropology and Microbiome Research.
Genomics Coordinator, Center for Microbial Identification and Taxonomy.

Education and Training

Post Doctoral Research Associate (2013 - 2014), University of Oklahoma
PhD in Biological Sciences (2007 - 2013), State University of New York at Binghamton
BTech in Industrial Biotechnology (2001 - 2005), Anna Univeristy, Chennai, India

Sharmily Khanam, PhD

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology.

Co-advisor: Dr. Lewis

Research Interests: To be updated

Christine Woelfel-Monsivais

PhD program, Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology.

2017 - Present

Primary advisor: Dr. Sankaranarayanan

Research Interests: Microbiome of Decomposition, Scavenger microbiome, Forensic Sciences

Samuel Miller

PhD program, Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology.

2018 - Present

Primary advisor: Dr. Sankaranarayanan

Research Interests: Microbial ecology of Bats.

Annie Doyle

MS Program, Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology.

2018 - Present

Primary advisor: Dr. Sankaranarayanan

Research Interests: Oral microbiome and health, Canid dental hygeine and periodontal disease.

Nisha Patel

PhD in Microbiology, 2018.

Graduate Research Assistant, 2016-2017

Primary advisor: Dr. Lawson

Research Interests: Microbial cultivation, Enrichment strategies, Biochemical and Chemotaxonomic characterization, Human gut microbiome.

Mian Li

PhD program, Department of Biological Sciences.

Visiting Scholar, Fall 2017

Home Institution: Binghamton University, NY

Research Interests: To be updated

Jaycie Thaemert

BA program, Department of Anthropology.

FYRE Trainee, Spring 2017

Research Interests: To be updated

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