Meet The Cope Lab

Experts in the Human Microbiome

Melanie Palma Avila

Undergraduate Research Assistant majoring in Biomedical Science working towards becoming a pediatrician.

George Testo

Undergraduate Research Assistant focused on the study of gut microbiota and its effects on host health.

Keehoon Lee

Postdoc of Cope Lab, he researches the relationship between chronic airway diseases and respiratory microbiome.

Emily Borsom

Emily is a third year PhD student who studies the role of the gut microbiota in Alzheimer’s disease.

Katie Conn

Katie grew up in Broomfield, CO before moving to Arizona to study microbiology at NAU and work in the Cope Lab.

Emily Cope

The Principal Investigator of the Cope Lab, which focuses on the role of the microbiome in chronic and progressive diseases.