Cheryl Kuske

Kuske dedicates her days to understanding the biochemical and genetic interactions of soil microbes in terrestrial ecosystems, increasing knowledge about carbon cycling, climate change and biothreat detection. She is also mining these organisms for novel biochemicals.

Michael Wilkins

Michael heads the Wilkins Geomicrobiology Laboratory in the School of Earth Sciences and Department of Microbiology at OSU.

Kelly Wrighton

Located at OSU, Kelly runs the Wrighton Microbiome Laboratory in the Department of Microbiology where she uses geochemical signatures, anaerobic physiology, ecology principles, and genomics tools to elucidate how microbial communities function.