The Sheik Lab continues to evolve and grow.
If you are interested in joining the lab please contact me!
Cody Sheik Ph.D
cssheik at d.umn.edu
Postdoc: University of Michigan
PhD: University of Oklahoma
BSc: University of Oklahoma
Cody's love for microorganisms has taken him from glaciers in Greenland to hydrothermal vents in Earth's oceans. Cody and the Sheik lab members are focused on understanding how microbial processes drive food webs in freshwater and sediment environments. The Sheik lab has several ongoing projects that use the Laurentian Great Lakes as a natural testing ground.
Jake's primary research is focused on understanding the diversity and distribution of water-column algal species across the Great Lakes. Currently, his research is focused on generating multi-season metatranscriptomic datasets and ultimately analyzing for stress response to near-shore stressors and whatever other cool stuff are present!
WRS PhD Student
WRS -PhD Student
Kaela's primary research is focused on understanding if nitrogen fixation aids cyanotoxin production in low nitrogen environments. Additionally, she is investigating the distribution of nifH genes across the great lakes and measuring fixation rates.