Project Team

Our Partners

Dr. Jack Gilbert
Environmental microbiologist
Argonne National Laboratory
University of Chicago 
The Microbiome Center

Dr. Angela Kent
Associate Professor of Microbial Ecology
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Randy Sacco
National Animal Disease Center/ARS/USDA 

Dr. Brent Stephens
Environmental Engineer
Assistant Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology

Dr. Joan Rose
Homer Nowlin chair in water research in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Michigan State University

Dr. Chris Dold
Chief zoological officer
SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment

Dr. Jay Lennon
Microbial ecologist
Indiana University


The Shedd Aquarium Microbiome Project is made possible in part by the generosity of The Grainger Foundation.

The Grainger Foundation