UFRI Fellow, Steinweg 2015

J. Megan Steinweg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Roanoke College
Salem, Virginia
Undergraduate Faculty Research Initiative (UFRI) Fellow  
Award year: 2015


Meg Steinweg, a microbial ecologist, joined the biology faculty at Roanoke College, VA in Fall 2015 following two years of teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County. She received her bachelors’ degree from Appalachian State University in Biology, and her MS and PhD in ecology from Colorado State University. Meg’s research is split between lab and field work with current student projects focused on soil microbial community responses to drought and the impact of human activity on cave microbial function. Her teaching interests are focused on microbiology, ecology, introductory biology, and getting students actively involved in the scientific process through classroom projects and independent research. 


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