I recently joined Andrew Babbin lab as Postdoctoral Associate at MIT, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) to study how the ocean gradients shapes the marine microbial assemblages and ultimately influence their contribute to the major biochemical cycles in the ocean.
I obtained my PhD at ETH – Department of Environmental Systems Science – Soil and Terrestrial Environmental Physics and EAWAG Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology. During my PhD I studied the influence of environmental heterogeneity on the spatial self-arrangement of denitrifying synthetic cross-feeding consortium.
Previously I worked at Jan Roelof van der Meer lab at UNIL as a research assistant to study the microbial community involved in the Nitrogen Cycle in the soil of Wester Swiss Alps. I studied the diversity of genes for ammonia monooxgenase and for nitrogenase in Alpine soil communities using next generation sequencing technology and bioinformatics.