Email: juliand [at] uga [dot] edu
My interest in ecology and environmental science stemmed from courses in college and an interest in the environment, as well as a great summer spent at the Marine Biological Lab in Woods Hole (funded by the Five College Marine and Coastal Science Consortium). I first discovered the fun of gene sequencing while doing a thesis in the Levin/Miller lab studying the phylogenetics of Lycium plants. I then fell into a job in the Martini lab sequencing the microbial communities in shale gas formation waters in the New Albany Shale, working with postdoc Matt Kirk and thesis student Sam Miller. My dissertation work in the Francis lab focused on the microbial ecology and biogeochemistry of ammonia oxidation in San Francisco Bay. I am now a postdoc in the Hollibaugh lab at UGA, studying organic nitrogen metabolism and nitrification by Thaumarchaeota in the coastal ocean.
I like to tweet about science and other assorted things.