Our People

A randomly ordered, ever-growing list of 35 anvi’o developers and contributors.


Matthew Schechter Microbiologist interested in combining comparative genomics and environmental metagenomics to identify genetic determinants of fitness in microbial populations in the human gut and ocean microbiome.

Daan R. Speth Microbiologist and bioinformatician interested in understanding the metabolic and phylogenetic diversity of microorganisms through genomics and wet lab analyses

Emily Fogarty Microbiologist developing computational and wet lab strategies to study horizontal gene transfer in the human gut microbiome.

Antonio Fernandez-Guerra Bioinformatician interested in development and application of new methodologies to analyze modern and ancient (meta)genomic data.


Andrea Watson Microbiologist interested in combining wet lab and computational methods in a complementary way to answer fundamental questions.

Jessica Pan Computer scientist interested in computational methods to investigate microbial ecosystems and making those techniques more accessible to others.

Robert Murphy Microbiologist and bioinformatician - intrested in microbial communites present in symbiosis as a source for novel secondary metabolites

Nick Youngblut Microbiologist studying methanogens and host-microbiome coevolution

Matthew Lawrence Klein Software developer interested in the role of technology in supporting a more equitable future on planet earth.


Hilary Morrison A long and winding road to microbial ecology

A. Murat Eren (Meren) Computer scientist and microbial ecologist interested in undersatnding mechanisms by which microbes interact with their surroundings, evolve, disperse, and respond to environmental change.

Simon Roux Viral ecologist and bioinformatician at the DOE JGI - interested in everything phage, 'omics, microbial and viral ecology and evolution, virus-host interactions, etc



Florian Trigodet Microbiologist using advanced computational strategies to make sense of the microbial ecology of complex habitats.

Evan Kiefl Computational biologist and software developer. For my PhD I studied how selective pressures shape the evolution of proteins in naturally occurring microbial populations.

Jessika Fuessel Biogeochemist and microbiologist intereted in understanding the production and fate of microbial metabolites within the context of changing environmental conditions using a multi-omics.

Quentin Clayssen Microbiologist and bioinformatician interested in metagenomics.

Isaac Fink Computer scientist interested in enhancing the power and accessibility of computational strategies to study microbial life.


Dan Utter Microbial ecologist interested in the evolution and maintenance of diversity in complex natural communities, mostly using bioinformatics

Amy D. Willis Statistician and data scientist developing methods for the analysis of biodiversity, with a particular focus on the microbiome.

Iva Veseli Computer scientist and biologist who leverages computational methods to study microbial metabolism in environmental metagenomes.


Samuel Miller Computational and molecular microbiologist studying how microbes function in their environments through tRNA-sequencing, proteomics, and metagenomics.

Antti Karkman Computational microbiologist interested in antibiotic resistance in the environment

Mahmoud Yousef Computer scientist and medical student interested in exploring the intersection of bioinformatics and medicine, and how bioinformatic techniques can be used to advance the quality of medicine.

Jarrod J. Scott Microbiologist interested in understanding how bacteria and archaea coalesce into complex communities and how they affect host biology, biogeochemical cycles, and ecosystem-level processes in marine and terrestrial systems.

Özcan C. Esen Computer engineer interested in developing tools for the visualization of complex data.

Tom O. Delmont Microbial ecologist who seeks to understand small and large-scale ecological patterns in the microbial world.

Alon Shaiber Computational scientist previously studying microbial ecology, currently studying structural variation in cancer genomics, and what's next? Who knows?

Xabier Vázquez-Campos Environmental microbiologist and bioinformatician - interested in all things 'omics, extremophiles, taxonomy and systematics, evolution...

Mike Lee Bioinformatician who explores microbial ecology and evolution in a wide range of environments.