NICHOLE A. GINNAN, PH.D.
Plant Pathologist and Microbial Evolutionary Ecologist
Kansas Biological Survey
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Kansas
I am Postdoctoral Researcher in Maggie Wagner's lab at the University of Kansas. I earned my PhD in plant pathology from the University of California Riverside under the advisement of Caroline Roper.
I aim to unravel the complex interactions between native plant microbial communities and their hosts. I am particularly interested in microbiome evolution and microbiome-mediated stress responses. By uncovering more details about these communities I hope to help increase plant health and productivity. See the "research" tab above for more information.
Communicating research to other scientists, the public, and policy makers is imperative to advance scientific research. See my "Translating Science" and "CV" tabs for more information about how I am disseminating scientific information to my community.