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 NETWORK AT SACRAMENTO STATE
The Tiny Earth Network, based out of the Wisconsin Institute of 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.
ENID T. GONZALEZ-ORTA, PH.D.
Professor of Biological Sciences
Dr. Gonzalez-Orta is a Professor of Biological Sciences and the Director of the Science Educational Equity Program at Sacramento State. She is dedicated to causes and programs that advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion, including outreach to diverse youth in the greater Sacramento area through the 4-H On the Wild Side Program.
For more information about office hours, etc., please visit: Gonzalez-Orta Faculty Website