Current Wilkins Lab members

Mike Wilkinw

Prof. Mike Wilkins

Associate Professor in the department of Soil and Crop Sciences at CSU

Microbiome Network member

Kaela Amundson

Kaela Amundson | Ph.D. Student 

Kaela is working on the microbiology of deep shale ecosystems

Amelia Nelson

Amelia Nelson | Ph.D. Student 

Amelia is working on the impact of wildfire on soil microbiomes in upland watersheds

Dr. Emily Bechtold | Postdoctoral Fellow

Emily is working on microbial methanogenic networks in wetland ecosystems


Julie Fowler | Ph.D. Student 

Julie is working on the microbial ecology of forest soils following environmental disturbance

Raegan Paul | Ph.D. Student

Raegan is working on microbial processes contributing to methane fluxes from terrestrial wetlands

Kya Sparks | Ph.D. student

Kya is working on subsurface interactions between microbes and plants in western US forests







Former Wilkins Lab members


Paula Dalcin Martins

Dr. Paula Dalcin Martins

Now a postdoctoral researcher at Radboud University in the Netherlands

Casey Saup

Dr. Casey Saup  

Now a lecturer in the School of Earth Sciences at Ohio State University

Dr. Ann Booker

Dr. Anne Booker 

Now a postdoctoral researcher at Bigelow Laboratory in Maine

Dr. Bob Danczak

Dr. Bob Danczak

Now a postdoctoral researcher at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Mr. Michael Johnston

Now a microbiologist at the National Institutes of Health