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Rudy Mendez Reina

Graduate student. Biophysics UC

Rudy is a biophysicist working on understanding community structure in time-varying environments.

rmmendezreina[at]uchicago.edu

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Chin Yi Tan

Graduate student. Physics UC

Chin Yi is a physicist who is quantifying metabolite dynamics in microbial communities

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Kiseok Lee

Graduate student. Ecology & Evolution UC

Kiseok is a microbial ecologist working on design and control of complex microbial communities in soils.

email: kiseoklee [at] uchicago.edu

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Kyle Crocker

Post doc. Ph.D. Physics (Ohio State)

Kyle is working on denitrifying bacterial communities

email: crocker [at] uchicago.edu

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Zeqian Li

Graduate student. Physics UIUC

Zeqian is primarily a theorist and works on hot spring microbial communities and genome evolution.

email: zeqianli [at] uchicago.edu

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Ahmed Selim

Graduate student. Biophysics, UC.

Ahmed is jointly supervised by Arvind Murugan and studies the evolution of bacterial metabolism.

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Kaumudi Prabhakara

Post doc. Ph.D. Physics (Cornell)

Kaumudi studies self-assembly in phototroph-heterotroph microbial communities and closed ecosystems.

email: khp1 [at] uchicago.edu

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Karna Gowda

Post doc. Ph.D. Applied Mathematics (Northwestern)

Karna studies how genomic structure determines metabolic function in bacterial communities.

email: kgowda [at] uchicago.edu

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Seppe Kuehn

PI

I want to understand how microbial communities function from an evolutionary perspective - and to use these insights to design, predict and control how communities behave.

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Chandana Gopalakrishnappa

Graduate Student. Physics, UIUC.

Chandana studies phototroph-heterotroph interactions at scale using droplet microfluidics.

email: cg8 [at] illinois.edu

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Luis Miguel de Jesus Astacio

Graduate Student. Physics, UIUC.

Luis studies self sustaining closed microbial communities using theory and experiment.

email: ld6 [at] illinois.edu

CONTACT

Gordon Center for Integrated Science

929 E. 57th St.

Chicago, IL 60637

seppe (dot) kuehn (at) gmail

Lab Alumni

Diane Schnitkey - Undergraduate, MCB -- Graduate school, UChicago Biophysics program.

Dan Grober - Undergraduate, Physics -- Graduate school, UCSD Physics.

Jason Merritt -- Graduate Student, Physics.  PhD (2018)  Insight Data Science Fellow.  Data Scientist @ CVS

Avery (Harry) Mickalide -- Graduate Student, Physics.  PhD (2019).   Now at Base5 Genomics.

David T. Fraebel -- Graduate Student, Physics. PhD. (2019) -- Now at Fluid-Screen.

Derek Ping -- Undergraduate UIUC. Physics.  Graduate student @ Purdue Physics.