Khadempour Lab

Microbial ecology and insect-microbial symbiosis

Charlotte Francoeur Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher
(she/her or they/them)

I am a microbial ecologist interested in insect-microbe symbioses, especially mutualistic symbioses that involve ants, bacteria, and fungi. Specifically, I want to know how microbes mediate host responses to environmental changes and pressures to better understand the roles of microbes in animals generally. Outside of lab, I enjoy reading sci-fi, fantasy, and romance novels, hiking, biking, watching TV, and eating good food.


B.S. (2016)


University of Maryland