Ariangela J. Kozik PhD
Dr. Ariangela Kozik is a microbiologist, data scientist, and an advocate for minoritized groups in STEMM. Dr. Kozik earned a bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from Calvin College, where she conducted research on phage-host interactions. She continued her training at Purdue University, earning a PhD in Comparative Pathobiology. She researched the impact of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) on the gut microbiome in a mouse model of Crohn’s-like colitis. Dr. Kozik is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan in the laboratory of Dr. Yvonne Huang. Her current NIH-funded research focus is understanding how the respiratory microbiome is involved in the presentation and pathogenesis of Asthma. Dr. Kozik’s broad research interests include the human microbiome, the microbial-immune interface, applied bioinformatics, and biopsychosocial frameworks to address health disparities. She also serves as the Chair for the Postdoctoral Family Association and the President of the Medical School Postdoctoral Trainee Senate at the University of Michigan, and has held various other leadership positions throughout her career.