Crystal Wiersma

Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

About Crystal

Crystal is co-mentored by Dr. Zaid Abdo and Dr. Adelumola Oladeinde at the USDA. Her research focuses on using whole genome sequencing and metagenomics to study bacterial pathogens and their associated antibiotic resistance and virulence genes in various agricultural settings. In her free time, Crystal enjoys gardening, baking, and reading.


BS, Biology, Dordt University, 2015MS, Microbiology, Colorado State University, 2019