Microbiome Network Coordinators
Dr. Tiffany Weir is an Associate Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition. She studies the impact of diet on the human gut microbiota and the interaction between these microbes and the downstream development of cardiometabolic diseases. She also teaches Fermentation Microbiology (lab and lecture) for the undergraduate Fermentation Science and Technology majors and courses on probiotics and incorporating multi-omics approaches to personalized nutrition for the Nutrition and Food Science graduate program. Dr. Weir studied Microbiology at Penn State University before completing the Cell and Molecular Biology PhD program at Colorado State University. Prior to becoming a professor at CSU, she spent time study microbial ecology in the Peruvian rainforest as a visiting scientist at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.
Dr. Mike Wilkins is an Associate Professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences. He is a microbiome scientist who studies community functioning across diverse ecosystems, from deep subsurface shales to wildfire-impacted forest soils. His lab uses interdisciplinary research approaches that combine various ‘omics’ with laboratory experimental studies and modeling. Prior to moving to CSU he worked for the US Department of Energy as a Senior Research Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.