Lily Khadempour, Ph.D.

Microbial Ecology, Evolution and Symbiosis

Current Position

Assistant Professor (Jan 2021)

Rutgers University, Newark


Join my lab!

I started as an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University, Newark in January 2021, in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. In the Khadempour Lab we will continue to study microbial ecology and insect-microbial symbiosis. I am currently in the process of setting up my lab, and with it, a lab website (, so stay tuned! To see the type of research the Khadempour Lab will be doing, check out the Research Page.


M.Sc. w/ Honors (2011)

Faculty of Forestry, Dept. of Wood Science

University of British Columbia
Advisor: Prof. Colette Breuil

B.Sc. (2007)

Ecology & Environmental Biology

University of British Columbia


Department of Biology
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8303