Welcome! Here you’ll find out about our growing team and the work we do on the evolution and ecology of infectious diseases. We’re motivated by fundamental questions on the (co)evolution of species interactions, and we try to use the approaches that best suit the question at hand. That means we often end up synthesizing data from field observations, laboratory manipulations and experimental evolution, with guidance from theoretical models and (increasingly) genomic data. The lab is often looking for new members, so, if you’re nice, hard-working and enthusiastic, we’d love to hear from you.
Abbey’s at EEID2023!
And she gave a poster about her new study of Meloidoyne arenaria population structure! Well done Abbey!
Congratulations to Adianna Lockwood-Shabat for winning the College Council’s Minerva Award! Congratulations to Abbey Ramirez on the Britt Travel Award and the EXPAND Travel Grant! Congratulations to Erin Scott on the Britt Travel Award!
Louis is EXPANDing!
Louis Bubrig was awarded an EXPAND Fellowship, a one-year fellowship through UVA’s NSF Research Traineeship program that aims to break down disciplinary and career silos! In addition to his proposed dissertation work to study parasites as a driver of dispersal evolution, he’ll be collaborating with Eyleen O’Rourke’s lab to test mechanistic hypotheses on how parasites … Continue reading Louis is EXPANDing!
Abbey is a PhD candidate!!
Congratulations to Abbey Ramirez for passing her PhD qualifying exam!! Now you have even more time for your beloved nemaodes!