Meet the NMDC Champions
NMDC Champions understand and appreciate the value of well-curated data, and are willing to advocate for the importance of FAIR microbiome data. Learn more about the Champions Program.
Featured NMDC Champions
Car Reen is a microbiologist interested in understanding microbial interactions within complex communities. During her Ph.D. program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, she studied the use of prebiotics and probiotics to modulate the human gut microbiome using a combination of in-vitro and computational methods. Currently at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, her projects span investigating microbiomes across different host sites and host-associated environments with the shared goal of discovering microbial biomarkers that are associated with human health and disease.
Geizecler Tomazetto is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering at Aarhus University. She currently works with slug and ant microbiomes, and has experience working with multi-omics data for over ten years. She has diverse bioinformatics analysis experience with processing and analysis of amplicon, metagenomic, and proteomic data, and is especially interested in understanding carbon degradation.
Linton Freund is a third year Ph.D. Candidate in the Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics program at UC Riverside. They work in Dr. Emma Aronson’s microbial ecology lab where they study microbiomes within the Salton Sea ecosystem, specifically dust microbiomes. Linton is passionate about bioinformatics and data analysis, and is developing their own workflows for analyzing amplicon and shotgun metagenome sequence data. They are a proud nonbinary scientist that wants to make data analysis accessible and approachable to anyone, regardless of their background.
Active NMDC Champions
NMDC Champions are researchers who regularly engage with and contribute to the NMDC project.
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FAIR microbiome data is necessary to support collaborations and future research analyses. It is important to assess the data quality and connect the metadata, including sample processing and data creation/analyses steps. I became a NMDC champion to help test workflows and make microbiome data FAIR.
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