Our Team

Group photo 2021
The Grossman Lab logo, with a center, circular image of a compound green leaf on one half and a taproot with nodules on the other half. Surrounding the circle, there is text that reads "The Grossman Lab" on the top in pink and "Soil Agroecology" on the bottom in brown


Meet our team and learn about the cool things

we do, inside and outside the lab!

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Former Graduate Students and Post-Docs

Sharon Perrone, Ph.D., USDA

Vivian Wauters, Ph.D., University of California-Davis

Anne Pfeiffer, M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Miriam Gieske, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Illinois

Charlotte Thurston, M.S., Ann Arbor, MI

Fucui Li, Ph.D., China Agriculture University

Peyton Ginakes, Ph.D., Post-doc, University of Maine

Alex Liebman, M.S., Seattle, WA

Liz Perkus, Boston, MA

Michelle Dobbratz, M.S., Ph.D. Student, University of Minnesota

Dan Raskin, M.S., Technician, University of Minnesota

Thanwalee (JiJY) Sooksa-nguan, Ph.D.

Mary Parr, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Berea College

Nape Mothapo, M.S., Ph.D. Candidate, North Carolina State University

Arun Jani, M.S., PhD Candidate, University of Florida

Erika Larsen, Physical Scientist, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Matthew Brown, International Farming Corporation, LLC

Chris Bordeaux, Director of Natural Resource Management, Unique Places, LLC

Brunda De Bacco Lopes

Mohamed Said Ibrahim

Former Lab Technicians, Interns, and Assistants

Tanner Beckstrom

Zala Čok

Mar Horns

Emily Swanson

Sarah Becknell

Justin Panka

Bonsa Mohamed

Siwook Hwang

Victoria Hoeppner

Loren Weber

Yordanose Solomone

Elayna Shapiro

Rachel Brann

Members 2019

Nine members of the Grossman Lab stand together and smile for the camera

Members 2018

Members 2019

Members 2017

Grossman lab members 2017

Members 2016

Grossman lab members 2016