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Postdoctoral Fellow

Prof. Claire Willing

Claire joined the Peay lab in 2019 after completing her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley with Drs. Todd Dawson and Tom Bruns. Her Ph.D. research investigated the microbial communities associated with coast redwood and their functional consequences for redwood hosts. Claire bridges the fields of plant physiological ecology and microbial ecology (with a particular fondness for mycorrhizal fungi) to better understand the ways in microbes might impact plant ecology. Ultimately, her aim is to elucidate the roles of microorganisms in shaping plant communities through their effects on plant physiology and host niches.  Email: cwilling AT