Associate Professor Cody Sheik

UMD Swenson Col of Sci & Eng
UM Duluth
Project Title: 
Aquatic Geomicrobiology Lab

The Sheik lab focuses on discovering the biogeochemical roles novel microorganisms play in the environment. They apply cutting-edge molecular tools to sequence the total DNA and RNA from an environment, methods generally referred to as metagenomics and metatranscriptomics. They specialize in applying advanced assembly and post-assembly binning algorithms to generate Metagenome Assembled Genomes (MAGs). They can then reconstruct the putative physiology of the microorganisms in a mixed community and ultimately microbial interactions within the ecosystem. Currently the group is focused on microbe systems in Lake Superior (water column and sediments), geothermal springs, and the deep subsurface.

Project Investigators

Taylor Abrahamson
Kennedy Antczak
Marissa Bober
Jake Callaghan
Sarah Clauss
Cassidy Hill
Marissa Jensen
Benjamin Kramer
Greeshma Kumpati
Reane Loiselle
Emma Macneill
Tabitha Mattson
Rob McManus
Kaela Natwora
Emma Neidviecky
Amanda Patsis
Associate Professor Cody Sheik
Nooreen Fatima Syeda
Andrew Wood
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