Team Members

Ian HewsonIMG_2963
Principal Investigator
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology
Cornell University
Ithaca NY 14853
Tel: 607-255-0151
Fax: 607-255-3904
hewson ‘at’ cornell ‘dot’ edu


Kalia BistolasP1010987
Graduate Student, Microbiology



Elliot JacksonP1020041
Graduate Student, Natural Resources



Eva Marie Quijano Carde
DVM StudentEva
Sue Pierre
Honorary Graduate Student
(Works on Soil Bacteria)


Chris Derito
Research Technician


Team Aquatic Virus Alumni
Will Aragundi, Undergraduate Researcher 2010-2011 – New York Aquarium
Jorge Barbosa, Technician 2010-2011
Victor Biguma, Undergraduate Researcher, 2015
Julie Brown, PhD Student 2009-2015 – Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Jason Button, Technician 2014-2015 – Illumina
Ashley Campbell, Rotation Graduate Student, 2009
Ryan Donelan, Undergraduate Researcher 2011-2012
Devin Doud, Rotation Graduate Student, 2010
James Eaglesham, Undergraduate Researcher 2011-2015 – Harvard University
Erin Eggleston, PhD Student 2010-2015 – Middelbury College
Phil Fargo, Undergraduate Researcher, 2014-2015
Nicole Felice, Undergraduate Researcher 2009-2010
Jacob Flanzenbaum, Undergraduate Researcher, 2016-2017
Parker Foster, Honors Student, 2014-2015 – John Hopkins University
Shari Gitlin, Undergraduate Researcher, 2009 – SUNY Downstate Medical College
Brent Gudenkauf, Honors Student, 2013-2014 – Baylor College of Medicine
Adam Hall, Undergraduate Researcher, 2009
Mitch Johnson, Undergraduate Researcher and Research Technician, 2014 – 2017
Chaunte Lewis, Undergraduate Researcher, 2015-2016 – Ohio State University
WenFang Li, Undergraduate Researcher, 2011 – 2012
John McAdams, Undergraduate Researcher, 2012
John Means, Undergraduate Researcher, 2009
Mizue Naito, Rotation Graduate Student, 2011
Will Najar, Web Programmer, 2012-2013
Phil Thompson, Technician 2011-2012 – Hong Kong University
Alex Vompe, Undergraduate Researcher, 2016


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