My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

Maya Angelou


My name is Ariangela (Ah-ree-AHN-gel-ah) Kozik and I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan in the laboratory of Dr. Yvonne Huang. Currently, my work focuses on understanding how the respiratory microbiome is involved in the presentation and pathogenesis of asthma. My broad research interests include the role of the human microbiome in health and disease, biopsychosocial models of disease, and equity in the academy. I earned a Ph.D in Comparative Pathobiology from Purdue University following a BS in Biotechnology from Calvin College (now Calvin University). Visit the other pages on this site to learn more about my research, service, and advocacy activities. I can be reached through the contact page.