Current Members of the Belden Lab
Lisa Belden- PI
Education: BA University of Montana, PhD Oregon State University
Emma Bradford- Postdoctoral research associate
Emma is interested in host-parasite interactions. She is currently focusing on understanding the interplay between honey bees, their gut microbiome, and Nosema parasites that colonize the gut.
Education: BS University of Stirling, MS University of Leeds, PhD University of Aberdeen
Angie Estrada- PhD student
Angie is interested in conservation and ecology. She is examining the seasonality of amphibian chytrid fungus infection in the tropics and the relationship between chytrid infection and the skin bacterial communities. Angie is a fellow in the Interfaces of Global Change graduate program.
Korin Jones- PhD student
Korin is interested in metacommunity theory and community assembly. He will be investigating assembly and stability of bacterial communities that comprise the amphibian microbiome. Korin is a fellow in the Interfaces of Global Change graduate program.
Emma Bueren- PhD student
Emma is interested in within host interactions between microbes. She is currently exploring projects examining viral co-infections in honey bees and phage-bacteria interactions in the microbiome. Emma is a fellow in the Interfaces of Global Change graduate program.
Casey Gregory- MS student
Casey is examining parasite-microbiome interactions in the honey bee gut microbiome. She is interested in how the microbiome and host immunity shape disease dynamics.
Recent graduates and post-doctoral researchers:
Daniel Medina, PhD, 2018
Skylar Hopkins, PhD, 2017
Sally Zemmer, PhD, 2016
Myra Hughey, Post-doc, 2012-2015
Jenifer Walke, PhD, 2014; post-doc, 2015-2017
Matthew Becker, PhD, 2014
Jennie Wyderko, MS, 2013