Lily Khadempour, Ph.D.

Microbial Ecology, Evolution and Symbiosis

Current Position
Upcoming Position

Assistant Professor (Jan 2021)

Rutgers University, Newark


Current Position

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the EcoEvo Lab at CSUN, under the guidance of Prof. Casey terHorst. I am studying the relationship between evolution and ecology in multiple trophic levels of microbial communities found in pitcher plants.

Join my lab!

In January 2021, I will be starting as an Assistant Professor at Rutgers-Newark and I'm looking to recruit talented lab members. I'm looking for a postdoc to start as early as January 2021 and grad students to start Fall 2021. If you are interested in microbial ecology and insect-microbial symbiosis, and would like to join my lab, please visit the "Join my lab" page and get in touch.


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
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