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About Adina Howe

Dr. Adina Howe's work focuses on understanding environmental microbiology by integrating traditional microbiology approaches with metagenomics and computational biology. Currently, Dr. Howe's research revolves around several themes: identifying microbial drivers of biogeochemical cycling and their response to climate change; understanding contributions of microbial genes, individuals, and groups to population function and dynamics; detection of biomarkers for environmental health (e.g., antibiotics and pathogens); scalability of increasingly large sequencing datasets through the application of advanced computational approaches; leveraging high throughput, next-generation metagenomic and metatranscriptomic sequencing to investigate interactions within environmental microbial communities.

Positions

Present Assistant Professor, Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
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Courses

  • Numerical Methods
  • Fundamentals of Technology

Education

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2009 PhD, University of Iowa
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2005 MS, Purdue University ‐ Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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2003 BS, Purdue University ‐ Department of Mechanical Engineering
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Environmental Microbiology & Microbiomes (10)

Data Intensive Biology (15)