My research focuses on understanding patterns and processes governing microbial diversity, and their ecosystem functions such as terrestrial symbioses and decomposition. As part of my dissertation research, I studied the effects of disturbances such as wildfires and invasive pathogens on ectomycorrhizal fungal communities. I received my B.A. in Biology at the University of Pennsylvania, where I also received a Masters of Environmental Studies. I completed my Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Policy, & Management at UC Berkeley with Prof. Tom Bruns. I joined the lab of Prof. Jennifer Martiny at UC Irvine as a postdoctoral researcher in September 2016. On July 1, 2018 I joined the faculty of the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology at the University of Microbiology and Plant Pathology at the University of California, Riverside as an Assistant Professor.
I am looking for positive, motivated, fungal oriented ecologists to join my lab – please feel free to contact me with your CV if interested in joining the Glassman lab!