Janet Jansson, PhD, is a Chief Scientist and a Laboratory Fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Her research uses molecular tools and “omics” science to study microbial community interactions in a variety of habitats ranging from soil to plants to the human gut. She has worked on several projects funded by the United States Department of Energy that aim to study the impact of climate change on plant and soil microbial communities, including a focus on microbiomes in thawing permafrost and in grassland ecosystems. She is also working with NASA to study how soil microorganisms interact in space compared to environments on Earth.
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