Dr Xochitl Morgan has joined the Department of Microbiology and Immunology as a Lecturer, bringing expertise in sequencing and computational biology and an impressive publication profile. She is particularly interested in areas of environmental and medical microbiology, with one of her major research projects looking at host-microbe interactions in inflammatory bowel disease.
Xochitl has relocated from Boston, Massachusetts, where she spent four years as a Research Scientist in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. However she is not new to New Zealand, having spent some time in GNS Science's Extremophiles Research Group in Taupo. Xochitl is currently seeking PhD candidates to start in 2016. See her profile page for more information about her research.
Dr Xochitl Morgan with former PhD student Kevin Lee