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Busayo Babalola

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Chung Lab
Plant and Microbial Ecology Lab

I study the intricate relationships between microorganisms and their host/habitats. I am currently engaged in the study of microbial assembly/diversity, with a focus on comprehending their roles in nutrient cycling and analyzing their responses to myriad of environmental changes.

Using advanced molecular techniques, ecological modeling, and field observations, my goal is to understand the intricate dynamics of microbial communities. By studying their functions, adaptations, and evolutionary trajectories, I aim to uncover valuable insights. In the end, my objective is to enhance our comprehension of the core principles that govern microbial ecosystems and their impact on global health, agriculture, and environmental sustainability.

Selected Publications:

2017– 2022 Ph.D – Microbiology. GPA 3.76/4.0. Institute of Microbiology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), Beijing. Advisor: Dr. Guo Liangdong.
2012 – 2014 MSc – Botany (Mycology), CGPA 6.6/7.0 (Distinction). Department of Botany, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. 
2006 – 2010 BSc (Hons) – Botany, CGPA 4.7/7.0 (Upper Second-Class Honors) Department of Botany, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. 

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