The National Microbiome Data Collaborative brings together researchers at the cutting edge of bioinformatics, microbiology, and ecology. Every year, we invite a group of early career researchers to join our Ambassador program and learn more about how our products can help them and their colleagues conduct their research. After receiving training from our team, our Ambassadors host events (such as workshops) that spread awareness and knowledge regarding data stewardship, metadata standards, and bioinformatics workflows. These early career researchers work across government and academic institutions; they include postdoctoral researchers, scientists, and Ph.D. candidates with diverse experiences in the laboratory and out in the field.
What brought our Ambassadors into the hidden world of the microbiome? How did they become interested in biology? What excites them about their research? In our NMDC Snapshots series, we talk with each of our Ambassadors and learn more about their professional journeys. Please click on each profile to read more.