Lily Khadempour, Ph.D.

Microbial Ecology, Evolution and Symbiosis

Current Position

Assistant Professor (Jan 2021)

Rutgers University, Newark

Contact coming soon!

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 Earth and Environmental Sciences
School of Arts and Sciences Newark
195 University Ave
Boyden Hall Room 409
Newark, NJ 07102