Microbiome Innovation Cluster - Team


Nwadiuto Esiobu Nwadiuto Esiobu, Ph.D., Director of the FAU Microbiome Innovation Cluster, PI USDA-NIIFA Grant, Professor of Microbiology, US Department of State Jefferson Science Laureate.

Research Interests: Beneficial Bacteria and Probiotics, Molecular Microbial Ecology and Biotechnology, Microbiomes of Plants, Effects of Agrochemicals on Root Microbiomes, Environmental Quality and Microbiomes of Human Skin, Scalp, Mouth and Gut. Public Health Risk Assessment, Synthetic Biology and Rapid Detection and Diagnostic Platforms.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nwadiuto-diuto-esiobu-ph-d-06606b19a/

Evelyn Marques-Frazier

Evelyn Marques Frazier, Ph.D., Co-I USDA NIIFA Grant, Professor of Biological Sciences, Director of the Introduction to Undergraduate Honors and Honors Thesis Programs.

Research Interests: Biology Education Research, Gopher Tortoise Conservation and Population Studies, and Insect-Plant Interaction Studies

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/evelyn-frazier-51802769/

Xing Hai Zhang Dr. Xing Hai Zhang, Ph.D., Co-PI USDA NIFA Grant, Professor of Plant Biotechnology and Genetics

Research Interests: Photosynthesis and Carbon Dioxide Effects, Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Molecular Ecology and Genetics of Invasive Plants, and Detection and Treatment of Citrus Greening Disease.


Our Collaborators

Krishnaswamy Jayachandran.jpg Krishnaswamy Jayachandran, Ph.D., (Co-PI of the USDA-NIFA grant)

Distinguished University Professor and Co-Director of Agroecology Program

Earth and Environment, Florida International University,

Research Interests: Microbial Structural and Functional Diversity by Traditional and Molecular Approaches, Environmental Influence on Microbes Structure and Function, Pesticides Fate and Transport, Enrichment Techniques to Isolate and Characterize Pesticides Degrading Microbes, and Biodegradation Processes in Soil and Water.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/krish-jayachandran-25a6b025/