Dr. Kevin Wyatt
Dr. Kevin Wyatt
<b>Department: </b>Biology<br><b>Research Area: </b>Microbial Ecology<br>

Department: Biology

Research Focus: We study aquatic ecosystems with a focus on microbial ecology. We are particularly interested in the interactions among microbial communities that have consequences for biogeochemical cycling and food-web dynamics in aquatic environments. The nature of our research is multi-disciplinary, providing research opportunities for students with a wide range of interests!

Potential Student Project(s): Use epifluorescence microscopy techniques to enumerate microbial communities in response to changes in plant communities in aquatic ecosystems.

Attributes/skills/background sought in undergraduate:

  • Organized, works well with others, respectful, self-motivated, eager to learn, dependable

Mentoring Plan: 

  • Weekly meeting with student to discuss research objectives and progress
  • Hands-on training in lab techniques
  • Regular meetings/collaboration with lab group
  • Quality assessment of sample processing with other student researchers

Contact: 765-285-8836, 1600 Ashland Avenue, Foundational Sciences Building 303