MoBE Postdoctoral Fellows

Initiated in 2013, the MoBE Postdoctoral Fellowships encourage and support early-career researchers interested in studying the microbiology of the built environment.  Fellows receive a two-year, $120,000 grant to use in support of a postdoctoral research project examining some aspect of indoor microbiology. 

2015 Cohort

  • Yingjun Liu
    University of California, Berkeley
    Project: Microbial contribution to the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in real residential environments through temporally and spatially resolved VOC measurements
  • Odessa Gomez
    University of Colorado, Boulder
    Project: Beneficial pathways of mycobacteriome exposures in the built environment
  • Fangquiong Ling
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Project: Developing genomic assays that targeting the human-associated microbiome and can be used to monitor biological safety, enabling potable reuse of wastewater

2014 Cohort

  • Huan Gu
    Syracuse University
    Project: Understanding and controlling biofilms in the built environment
  • Sara-Jane Haig
    University of Michigan
    Project: Regulation of the microbial community structures in drinking water, from source to tap
  • Brian Klein
    Forsyth Institute (Harvard affiliated)
    Project: Microbiomes of indoor track facilities and runners who train indoors vs. outdoors
  • Zachery Lewis
    University of California, Davis
    Project: The role of the built environment as a venue for microbial cross-innoculation between infants

2013 Cohort

  • Karen Dannemiller
    Yale University
    Project: Microbial activity in house dust and interactions with phthalate esters
  • Stephanie Kunkel
    Illinois Institute of Technology
    Project: Indoor aerosol fate, transport, and control: implications for disease transmission
  • Anne A. Madden
    University of Colorado, Boulder
    Project: Household arthropods as unique sources of microbes in the built environment
  • Aaron J. Prussin
    Virginia Tech
    Project: The bacterial and viral microbiome of daycare centers