Todd-Brown, Kathe

Member Profile

Katherine E. O. Todd-Brown
Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology
University of Oklahoma
101 David L. Boren Blvd., Norman, OK 73019-5300, USA
Lab Phone: (405) 325-6519

PhD: University of California Irvine. Earth Systems Science. 2013
Bachelors of Science: Harvey Mudd College. Mathematics. 2005

Academic Appointments
Post-doctorial Research Fellow, Yiqi Luo’s Lab, Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, University of Oklahoma. Norman, Oklahoma, January 2014 – present.
PhD Candidate, Steven Allison’s Lab, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University California Irvine. Irvine, California. July 2008 – December 2013.
Research Assistant, Shaun Purcell’s Lab, Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit, Center for Human Genetic Research, Massachusetts General Hospital. Boston, Massachusetts. September 2006 – May 2008.
Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) Intern, Stan Wullschleger’s Lab (co-mentored by W. Mac Post), Plant Systems Biology Group, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. September 2005 – December 2005.

1) Todd-Brown, K E O, Randerson, J T, Hopkins, F, Arora, V, Hajima, T, Jones, C, Shevliakova, E, Tjiputra, J, Volodin, E, Wu, T, Zhang, Q, and Allison, S D. Changes in soil organic carbon storage predicted by Earth system models during the 21st century. Biogeosciences-Discussions, 10, 18969-19004, doi:10.5194/bgd-10-18969-2013, 2013.
2) Todd-Brown, K E O, Randerson, J T, Post, W M, Hoffman, F M, Tarnocai, C, Schuur, E A G, and Allison, S D: Causes of variation in soil carbon simulations from CMIP5 Earth system models and comparison with observations, Biogeosciences, 10, 1717–1736, doi:10.5194/bg-10-1717-2013, 2013.
3) Todd-Brown, K E O, Hopkins, F M, Kivlin, S N, Talbot, J M, and Allison, S D: A framework for representing microbial decomposition in coupled climate models, Biogeochemistry, 109, 19–33, doi:10.1007/s10533-011-9635-6, 2012.
4) Sklar, P, Smoller, J W, Fan, J, Ferreira, M A R, Perlis, R H, Chambert, K, Nimgaonkar, V L, McQueen, M B, Faraone, S V, Kirby, A, de Bakker, P I W, Ogdie, M, Thase, M, Sachs, G, Todd-Brown, K, Gabriel, S, Sougnez, C, Gates, C, Blumenstiel, B, Defelice, M, Ardlie, K, Franklin, J, Muir, W, McGhee, K, Macintyre, D, McLean, A, Vanbeck, M, McQuillin, A, Bass, N, Robinson, M, Lawrence, J, Anjorin, A, Curtis, D, Scolnick, E, Daly, M, Blackwood, D, Gurling, and H, Purcell, S: Whole-genome association study of bipolar disorder, Molecular Psychiatry, 13(6), 558–569, doi:10.1038/, 2008.
5) Purcell, S, Neale, B, Todd-Brown, K, Thomas, L, Ferreira, M A R, Bender, D, Maller, J, Sklar, P, de Bakker, P I W, Daly, M J, and Sham, P C: PLINK: A Tool Set for Whole-Genome Association and Population-Based Linkage Analyses, American Journal of Human Genetics, 81(3), 559–575, doi:10.1086/519795, 2007.

Presentations and posters
1) Changes in soil carbon estimated by Earth system models over the 21st century. Todd-Brown K, Randerson J, Francesca Hopkins F, Allison S. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. 9-13 December, 2013. Oral session (Invited)
2) Evaluating soil carbon in global climate models: benchmarking, future projections, and model drivers. Todd-Brown K, Randerson J, Post W, and Allison S. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. 2-7 December, 2012. Oral session.
3) Evaluating soil carbon in global climate models: How good are the models and what drives model variability? Todd-Brown K, Randerson J, Post W, Allison S. Ecology Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. 6-10 August, 2012. Poster session
4) Starting small: an extracellular-enzyme driven model of a microbial microcosm. Todd-Brown K, Lu L, Allison S. 2nd International Enzymes in the Environment RCN Workshop, Fort Collins, CO. 15-18 May 2012, Invited speaker.
5) Analysis of below ground carbon in global climate models (CMIP5) DataONE: ILAMB Working Group, Santa Barbara, CA. 17 November 2011. Oral session.
6) Microbial cost of carbon degrading extracellular enzymes: A microcosm and mechanistic modeling approach Todd-Brown K, Lu L, Allison S. Ecology Society of America Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. 7-12 August 2011, Oral session.
7) Modeled carbon respiration of microbial communities with explicit enzyme representation. Todd-Brown K and Allison S. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. 14-18 December 2009, Poster session.
8) Optimizing Micro-scale Models of Soil Enzyme Diffusion. Todd-Brown K and Allison S. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. 14-19 December 2008, Poster session.
9) Computational Tools for Whole Genome Association Analysis: PLINK, gPLINK and Haploview, Todd-Brown K, Thomas L, Bender D, Maller J, de Bakker P, Ferreira M, Neale B, Sham P, Daly M, Purcell S. World Congress on Psychiatric Genetics XV, New York City, NY. 7-11 October 2007, Poster session and short presentation.
10) Novel computational and statistical approaches to whole genome association analysis. Todd- Brown K, Neele B, Daly M, Sham P, Purcell S, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Costa Mesa, CA. 19-23 February 2007, Poster session.

Jenkins Fellowship, $11,031.50, Earth System Science Department, University of California Irvine. Spring 2013.

Reviewer for: Soil Biology and Biogeochemistry, Tellus B, PNAS, Biogeochemistry
Graduate Student Representative, Earth System Science Dept. University of California Irvine. Fall 2010- Fall 2011.

Outreach and teaching
WitsOn, online mentor for undergraduate women in STEM, Fall 2012
Climate, Literacy Empowerment And iNquiry (CLEAN) Education,
– Board Member, 2012
– Scheduler, (organized over 20 presentations), Fall 2010 – Spring 2012
– Curriculum coordinator, (1 new presentation developed, 3 major revisions to existing presentations), Fall 2009 – Spring 2012
– Presenter, (spoke on climate science to 15 K-12 classes with 500+ students and 2 teacher workshops) Summer 2009 – Fall 2011
University of California Irvine. Teaching Asst. (1) ESS 60B: Local and Regional Environmental Issues, winter 2011. (2) Teaching Asst., ESS 55: Field Methods, spring 2010. (3)Teaching Asst., ESS 1: Earth System Science, fall 2010.