Rauf Salamzade

Position title: Graduate Student

Email: salamzade@wisc.edu

Rauf is interested in evolutionary inference of factors underlying microbial community dynamics and constituent interactions. Specifically, he uses genomics to study the diversity, evolutionary trends, and spatial distribution of biosynthetic gene clusters of bacterial species commonly found in healthy skin microbiomes. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking around various lakes in the Madison area and keeping up with the Premier League and NBA.