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Date(s) - February 12, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Clark A-203


Erika Szymanski

  • Associate Professor (Microbiome Initiative Hire)
  • Graduate coordinator
  • Affiliate faculty, Cell and Molecular Biology program

Erika Szymanski, assistant professor of rhetoric of science in the Department of English, uses language to make the invisible visible. That’s a challenge when you study microbes. The trajectory of human civilization is intertwined with microbes that we cannot see. How do we understand that concept? Szymanski uses words.

Her mission is to study our understanding of microbiomes and our interactions with them through how we write and speak about them. She thinks about how human perception can shape the fates of microbiomes and what humans can do with them.

Szymanski will speak at CSU as part of the Microbiome Network Seminars on Feb. 12 from 4-5 p.m. in Clark A-203.

Read more about her work with the Microbiome Network here.