Nuttapon (Nat) Pombubpa

Nuttapon (Nat) Pombubpa

Ph.D. candidate in Plant Pathology and Microbiology

Uniiversity of California Riverside


Nuttapon Pombubpa is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Professor Jason E. Stajich laboratory at Microbiology and Plant Pathology Department, University of California Riverside. My current research interests include dryland and biological soil crust microbial diversity, desert fungal diversity, and microbiome research.

We used next generation amplicon sequencing, metagenomic, metabolomics, proteomics, and culturing techniques to explore and answer questions about dryland microbial community.


  • Microbiome Research
  • Biological Soil Crust
  • Desert Fungi
  • Omics (metagenomics, metabolomics, metatrascriptomics)


  • Ph.D. candidate in Plant Patholgy and Microbiology, 2015 - Present

    University of California Riverside

  • M.S. in Plant Pathology, 2017

    University of California Riverside

  • B.A.Sc in Molecular and Cellular Developmetal Biology and Ecology and Evolotionary Biology, 2015

    University of Colorado Boulder


Next Gen Sequencing

Microbiology Techniques

R Data Analysis






Jornada LTER Summer Researcher

New Mexico State Universiity

Jun 2018 – Aug 2018 Las Cruces, New Mexico
Taught next generation amplicon sequencing and data analysis pipeline.

Ph.D. student

University of California Riverside

Aug 2015 – Present Riverside, California

Responsibilities include:

  • Biological Soil Crust Projects
  • Microbiome research
  • Omics research

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