Many years of graduate work have come to fruition lately, in the Van Bael lab!

In December, Liz Kimbrough told us all about baldcypress trees and how their microbiome is influenced by salinity and other factors related to degradation. We saw how her commitment to these majestic trees took her from swamps to long hours in the lab. She 

Last week, Peter Tellez told the audience about his research on how different leaf characteristics influence the huge diversity of fungi that inhabit the leaves. His research took him from Panama to Costa Rica, to thrilling heights in the canopy and long hours in the lab.

Congrats to you both!