Allie Igwe, Ph.D.

Allie Igwe, Ph.D.


University of Miami

Allie Igwe, Ph.D., is a National Science Foundation postdoctoral research fellow in biology working at the University of Miami to understand the tradeoff between microbial local adaptation to soil environments and the production of plant-growth-promoting properties under normal, heavy metal and salt stress.

Igwe earned a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of California-Davis, an M.S. in soil science from Texas A&M and a B.S. in biology from Howard University. In addition to research, Igwe has experience as a recruitment and retention para-professional, science communicator and success coach. Her experiences in research and mentoring help her to create inclusive and safe learning environments for students to try new things, make mistakes and define success on their terms.

Overall, Igwe hopes to collaborate with like-minded people and make a positive environmental impact by using the knowledge gained from her research in natural environments to restore degraded lands in urban environments.

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