Led by Charley Driscoll, EMPOWER is a team of over 50 people, including the leadership team, affiliated faculty, staff, graduate students, and external advisors. Browse our full directory below, which includes the leadership team and our graduate student trainees, or check out the information about our affiliated faculty and external advisors.
Sarah Araldi-BrondoloPhD, Biology
Sarah is a PhD student in the Department of Biology working with Dr. Katie Becklin. She earned her MS in Plant Pathology from the University of Arizona in 2016. Between her degrees Sarah worked as a scientist in the biotechnology and agriculture industries. Her research at Syracuse investigates microbial effects on plant responses to environmental stress in a changing climate. In particular, her aim is to understand how feedback mechanisms between plants and microbes influence crucial plant-water relations, respond to changing water and CO2 availability, and adapt to future conditions.