PEOPLE

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ALLISON VEACH

Assistant Professor

Department of Integrative Biology

University of Texas at San Antonio

Office: FLN 4.02.30

email: allison.veach@utsa.edu

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MEGAN SCHILL

Graduate Research Assistant
M.S. ESE Student

Megan is a lover of soil science and microbial ecology. Her thesis project addresses microbial nutrient scavenging after wildfires in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

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FABIOLA ESTRADA DIAZ FLORES

Graduate Research Assistant
M.S. ESE Student

Fabiola is interested in water quality and microbial ecology of freshwaters. She will be studying wastewater pollution effects on the link between microbial structure and function.

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DAVID ROBERTS

Graduate Research Assistant
M.S. ESE student

David is interested in soil and freshwater microbial ecology. His project looks at the effects of infiltration berms on microbial communities and water retention in the Texas Hill Country.

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ISABELLA RIZZO

M.S. ESE student

Isabella studies how prescribed burn and its severity influence the succession of soil nitrifiers in grasslands and oak forests in south Texas. She has a strong interest in how microbiology can be applied to solve environmental issues.

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CATERINA BEVERATI

Lab Technician

Caterina is an undergraduate researcher studying water chemistry and nutrient effects on stream biofilms.

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MARIO DE JESUS

Undergraduate Researcher

Mario is an undergraduate student who is synthesizing sequence data to understand urban stream microbial bacterial dynamics.

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NATALIA ESTRADA

Undergraduate Researcher

Natalia was a Ronald E. McNairs Scholar during summer 2021. She studied how pollution legacy of streams impacts antibiotic resistance in microbial communities.

 

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Graduated Lab Members

MICHELLE LE

Michelle received her B.S. in Microbiology in 2021. She currently works for UT-Health.

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SEBASTIAN GARCIA

Sebastian received his B.S. in Environmental Science in 2020. He currently works as a regulations analyst for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

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