Dr. Adina Howe

Assistant Professor
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Adina Howe's research integrates molecular and computational biology to study, model, and manage complex microbial systems in both natural and engineered environments.

Her research revolves around several themes:

* identifying microbial drivers of biogeochemical cycling and their response to climate change

* understanding contributions of microbial genes, individuals, and groups to population function and dynamics

* detection of biomarkers for environmental health (e.g., antibiotics and pathogens)

* scalability of increasingly large sequencing datasets through the application of advanced computational approaches

* leveraging high throughput, next-generation metagenomic and metatranscriptomic sequencing to investigate interactions within environmental microbial communities

* development of sustainable scientific data/software practices.

Area of Expertise: 
biological data mining
modeling and analytics
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2009