Joy Custer

Master's Student

Primary Faculty Advisor: Paul Carini

Joy Custer

Graduated Spring 2020

My research focuses on cultivating and identifying Bradyrhizobium sp. from soil in order to investigate the genomic and physiological differences within the genus across a climatic gradient. Since Bradyrhizobium is a globally abundant and ubiquitous soil microbe, this information about the microdiversity of the genus can provide key insights into microbial distribution patterns and their role in soil fertility and biogeochemistry.