Microbial Ecology Collaborative


We seek to understand the diversity and function of microbes in Wyoming. We are researchers and educators at the University of Wyoming and other institutions within Wyoming. We communicate and engage with the public as participants in the Microbial Ecology Collaborative.

This project is part of Wyoming's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (WY EPSCoR), which is designed to fulfill the mandate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote scientific progress nationwide. 

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Who we are

Current research


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Data Science Center


Science Leads

@Cynthia Weinig

(Team Lead 2017-2018, June 2021-May 2022)

@Naomi Ward 

(Team Lead 2018-2019) 

@Alex Buerkle

(Team Lead August 2019- May 2021) 


@Linda van Diepen 

(Team Lead June 2022- August 2023)