Sarah Hird

Assistant Professor, CLAS

Molecular and Cell Biology


Current Research Interests:
evolution, host-associated microbiomes, birds / ornithology, ecology, microbial ecology

Current Research Projects:
1. Diversity and function of feather degrading bacteria found on wild birds
2. Canada Goose microbiomes: how does geography and genetic diversity affect the microbiome?
3. Avian Microbiome Atlas: Describing the diversity of microbes found on individual birds
4. The role of the microbiome in pre-migratory shorebird fattening

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