Yana Bromberg, associate professor in the Department of Microbiology and Biochemistry, received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award from the NSF. Bromberg is the principal investigator of the project, “Molecular functional diversity of microbes and microbiomes,” which is being supported by $1,091.177 in NSF funding.
Microbes dominate life on Earth and evolutionary pressure exerted on microbial communities by environmental stressors such as climate change and pollution has global impact. Understanding the environment-specific microbial molecular functions is, therefore, a critical challenge. [Read more…]