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Adina Howe


Adina Howe is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department at Iowa State University. Her research group, GERMS (Genomics and Environmental Research in Microbial Systems), focuses on integrating traditional microbiology approaches with metagenomics and computational biology as investigative tools to understand environmental microbial populations.

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Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Iowa State University
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Currently, Dr. Howe's 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.

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