Rounak Patra successfully defends dissertation!

Congratulations to Rounak Patra, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation: “Deciphering the Role of Microbial Functional Traits in Agricultural Subsoil Organic Carbon Dynamics.” Rounak was co-advised by Dr. Sindhu Jagadamma and Dr. Debashish Saha, with additional committee members Dr. Melissa Cregger (ORNL) and Dr. Jennifer DeBruyn (BESS). Rounak has been a key lab member since his arrival in 2019 by maintaining elemental and isotope analyzers, sharing new and exciting research papers, exemplifying creative thinking, and demonstrating his prowess in securing travel and research funding.

We are very proud of you Dr. Patra!