Alumnus Christian Edwardson (PHD ’15) Leading the World in Microorganism Research

Christian Edwardson recently joined the staff at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago as a post-doctoral associate at the Microbial Ecology Lab. Dr. Edwardson graduated with his PhD in microbiology in 2015.

Christian Edwardson

Christian Edwardson (PHD ’15)

Dr. Edwardson’s research will be centered around learning more about the different types of microorganisms that live in aquariums. Dr. Edwardson’s research will take place inside the Shedd Aquarium which houses the world’s first lab dedicated solely to studying microorganisms in aquariums. Through his research, scientists hope to better understand how the microorganisms affect the lives of other animals in the aquarium.

The Shedd Aquarium is known for their pioneering research in the aquarium world. Dr. Edwardson’s previous experience in working with microorganisms in nature and his work with UGA’s own Dr. James T. Hollibaugh made him a great candidate for the job at Shedd Aquarium.

If you would like to learn more about the Shedd Aquarium and Dr. Edwardson’s advancements, read the entire press release here.