Portrait of Katherine Duchesneau

Katherine Duchesneau

Ph.D. Student, Bio

Katherine Duchesneau is a Ph.D. student in the School of Biological Sciences at Georgia Tech. Her dissertation research closely couples biogeochemistry with metagenomics to elucidate the impacts of climate change on soil microbial communities that play an important role in greenhouse gas production and the global carbon cycle. Over the long term, she plans to pursue a career in academia, generating fundamental research that drives the development of climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. Katherine strongly believes that substantive solutions for sustainability issues will only be achieved through multi-disciplinary and diverse collaborations that bring together scientists, policymakers, and the public. Before coming to Georgia Tech, Katherine completed a MSc at Queen’s University with Dr. Robert Colautti and Dr. Pedro Antunes researching the effects of Alliaria petiolata invasion on soil microbial communities. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Biology, specializing in plant biology, from McGill University.


College of Sciences
Georgia Tech School of Biological Sciences

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