Noah Fierer

Dr. Noah Fierer, Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and CIRES; University of Colorado Boulder. His research group study the microorganisms living in our homes, in soil, and in the atmosphere. With the help of citizen scientists, Dr. Fierer used advances in DNA sequencing to build the first maps of airborne microbial diversity across the United States.  His group has studied microbial conditions that lead to environmental allergies, and has shown that microbial populations inside the home reflect the gender of the humans and the species of the pets inside. Currently, Dr. Fierer is studying the influence of microbes in shower heads and their influence on respiratory disease. For more information, see: http://fiererlab.org/

Noah Fierer