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Jessica Metcalf

Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Colorado State University

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Jessica Metcalf

Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Colorado State University

Jessica Metcalf has a research background in wildlife genetics, ancient DNA and microbiome science. She uses this experience to bring together the fields of vertebrate evolution, microbial ecology, and forensic science with innovative research tools to study the interactions between microbes and vertebrates during life and after death. She uses high-throughput sequencing of bacterial and microbial eukaryotic communities to study how microbial communities change in response to disturbance events in both short time scales (decomposition of mammalian taxa) and long time scales (human population shifts to a western diet).