NICHOLE A. GINNAN, PH.D.
Microbial Ecologist and Plant Pathologist
Kansas Biological Survey
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Kansas
I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher in Dr. 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 Dr. Caroline Roper.
I aim to unravel the complex interactions between native plant microbial communities and their hosts. I am interested in understanding what host operations are regulated by the microbiome and how microbiota manipulate physical and functional niches of each other. By uncovering more details about these co-evolved 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.