Meet the current members of The Schatz Center:

Head, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management

Directors of the Schatz Center

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Faculty Members

  • Tatyana Zhebentyayeva, Research Associate Professor
  • Kim Steiner, Professor of Forest Biology
  • Laura Leites, Assistant Professor of Quantitative Forest Ecology
  • Jesse Lasky, Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Terrence Bell, Assistant Professor of Phytobiomes
  • Craig Houghton, Assistant Teaching Professor, Mont Alto

Lab Manager

  • Maureen Mailander

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Graduate Students

Schatz Visiting Scholars, 2019-2020

  • Dr. Dorothy Tchapda Tchatchoua, Fulbright Scholar, Department of Agriculture, University of Maroua, Cameroon
  • Dr. Catherine Bodénès, the National Institute for Agricultural Research, Bordeaux, France
  • Dr. Rita Costa, the Portuguese National Institute for Agricultural and Veterinary Research in Portugal
  • Dr. Margaret Staton, Associate Professor of bioinformatics, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

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Schatz Post-doctoral Fellow

  • TBD

Schatz Undergraduate Scholars

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  • Professor of Molecular Genetics