People >Catherine Spirito
Research: Carboxylate Platform and Genome-Enabled Assays
Catherine is our expert on 16S characterization of microbiomes. She is currently finishing work on the effect of monensin on hindgut and anaerobic digester microbiomes; is working on the effect of fermentation gas on chain elongation to generate n-caproate and the reactor microbiomes, and is working on air microbiome characterization.
Catherine in front of caproate-producing bioreactors.
Catherine in front of her cows at the Cornell Teaching and Research barn.