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.
Juliana had her first first-author data paper accepted in Ecology and Evolution! She conducted this work when she was a technician in the lab, and her results show that the environment (diet in this case) can determine whether or not parasite resistance carries a cost. Citation: Jiranek, J and Gibson, AK. Diet can alter the … Continue reading New publication by Juliana!
Members of the lab had a great time at the American Society of Naturalists’ 2023 meeting at Asilomar! Congratulations to postdoc Caroline Amoroso for honorable mention for best postdoc award and for 2nd place in the natural history trivia with her team “The Rainbow Chitins.” Congratulations to undergraduate Tori Feist for honorable mention for best … Continue reading uvabio at ASN!
Mandy earned an Outstanding Faculty Award (in the Rising Star category) from the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia! The press release is here.
Juliana got a UVa Graduate Global Research Grant to fund field research this summer. Congratulations!!!!