Jonathan Y. Lin

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I am a microbial ecologist studying biodiversity-function relationships in terrestrial carbon cycling. I use next generation sequencing techniques to better understand the metabolic diversity and functional traits of microbes stratified in soil aggregates.

I earned my B.S. with a double major in Biology and Philosophy in 2015 from Calvin University. I worked as an undergraduate research assistant and research technician for several years with John Wertz, where I studied the physiological ecology of Cephalotes ant gut symbionts.

In 2016, I entered the Microbiology Graduate Group at UC Davis where I am currently a Ph.D. Candidate. My advisor is Jorge Rodrigues in the department of Land, Air, and Water Resources.