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“Working on microbes in everything”: an interview with Denise Akob on the natural microbiome and sustainability

Denise Akob is a Research Microbiologist for the United State Geological Survey (USGS), based at the Geology, Energy & Minerals Science Center in Reston, VA. Dr. Akob received her Ph.D. in 2008 from Florida State University and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Friedrich Schiller University Jena before starting her independent research career with the USGS in 2012. In this Q&A, Dr. Akob tells us about her current work, experiences in federal research, and the best bacterial taxa.

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This interview was conducted by Associate Editor George Inglis.

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“Working on microbes in everything”: an interview with Denise Akob on the natural microbiome and sustainability. Commun Biol 4, 784 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-021-02300-0

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