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Undergraduate / Technician

Dr. Joe Wan

Joe joined the Peay Lab in 2015 as a Stanford undergraduate. He completed his Computer Science honors thesis (“Learning evolutionary and functional aspects of plant–fungal mutualism from public genomic data”) under Kabir’s co-advisorship. After graduating in 2016 with a B.S. degree in Computer Science and Biology, Joe rejoined the lab as a technician and lab manager. Joe also studied fungal pathogens in Erin Mordecai’s lab (Stanford) and mathematically modeled the role of fungi in ecosystems in collaboration with Karen Abbot’s group (CWRU). Currently, Joe is a Ph.D. student in the Crowther Lab at ETH Zürich.  His dissertation research uses mathematical theory to link community and ecosystem processes, and applies this framework to study feedbacks between biodiversity and carbon cycling.