NMDC Champions understand and appreciate the value of well-curated data, and are willing to advocate for the importance of FAIR microbiome data.
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Joan is interested in best practices for preserving and reusing ecological data to determine changes over time. Her past research focused on resurvey studies, digitizing natural history specimen data, and extensive data quality control. She now works in community engagement and developing data standards in partnership with Environmental Systems Science researchers to support multi-disciplinary data integration and reuse.
JP is an Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology at CSU Monterey Bay. In addition to his research on agricultural microbiomes to enhance soil health and biologically suppress plant pathogens, he trains young scientists through Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) and coordinates the NSF-funded Agricultural Microbiomes Research Coordination Network.
Dr. Bonnie Hurwitz is an Associate Professor of Biosystems Engineering at the University of Arizona and BIO5 Institute Fellow. She has worked as a computational biologist for nearly two decades on interdisciplinary projects in both industry and academia. Her research on the human/earth microbiome incorporates large-scale –omics datasets, high-throughput computing, and big data analytics towards research questions in “One Health”.
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