RESEARCH IN THE GONZÁLEZ-ORTA LAB
“Despite all our accomplishments, we owe our existence to 6” of topsoil and the fact it rains”
TINY EARTH AT SACRAMENTO STATE
The Tiny Earth, based out of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, is an international effort led by scientists to address two critical challenges facing our world today: 1) Training and retention of diverse undergraduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines, and 2) the rise of antimicrobial resistance in pathogenic bacteria. Sacramento State is proud to be part of the Tiny Earth Network, and the curriculum is currently implemented in BIO 145: Diversity of Microorganisms. My lab continues to catalog and study unusual antibiotic-producing bacteria that are found by students in this course.
GONZÁLEZ-ORTA LAB MEMBERS SUMMER 2023
Undergraduate researchers in the González-Orta Lab at Sacramento State (clockwise from bottom left): Jaylen Bush, Haley Husted, Summer Smirl, Gianna Allen, Dr. G, and Alex Jenson.