Daniel Sprockett, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dan Sprockett


I am a postdoc at Cornell University, where I study the assembly and transmission of host-associated microbial communities. I am interested in understanding where your microbiota comes from in early life, how microbes are transmitted between hosts, and the ecological and evolutionary forces that shape these microbial communities as they develop into a stable and resilient ecological system.

Click around to learn more about my research interests, read some of my publications, or use one of the R packages that I've developed.

Research Interests

  • Host-Microbiome Interactions
  • Ecological Theory
  • Genome Evolution
  • Scientific Reproducibility

Scientific Training

  • Postdoctoral Associate
    Cornell University - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (Current)
  • Research Fellow
    Boston Children's Hospital - Infectious Diseases (2020)
    Harvard Medical School - Pediatrics (2020)
  • PhD - Microbiology & Immunology
    Stanford University (2019)
  • MSc - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
    Kent State University (2009)
  • BSc - Cellular & Molecular Biology
    Kent State University (2006)