Kadeem J. Gilbert, PhD
Kellogg Biological Station | Plant Biology | Ecology, Evolution, & Behavior Program
USDA-NIFA Postdoctoral Research Fellow | Penn State | 2019-2021
PhD | Organismic & Evolutionary Biology | Harvard University | 2019
B.S. | Natural Resources (Applied Ecology) | Cornell University | 2012
Kadeem is an ecologist and evolutionary biologist primarily interested in interactions between plants and other organisms, especially when those interactions are symbiotic (i.e. the associated organisms spend a significant portion of their lives in close physical contact with host plant tissues). He especially aims to examine the ways in which plants influence their symbionts by manipulating the abiotic properties of their leaf micro-environments. For his investigations, he utilizes a wide array of techniques and approaches, including field observation, manipulative experiments, phylogenetic comparative methods, DNA metabarcoding, transcriptomics, and metatranscriptomics.