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 in evolutionary biology, and we try to use the approaches and questions 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.  The lab is young and looking for new members, so, if you’re nice, hard-working and enthusiastic, we’d love to hear from you.

 

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Welcome Fabiane!

Fabiane Mundim – a nematologist, ecologist, and plant physiologist – has joined the lab as a postdoctoral researcher! She comes to us from the University of Nevada, Reno, where she worked on the impact of root parasites on the stability of ant-aphid mutualisms above ground. Welcome Fabiane!

Sophie got a grant!

2nd-year undergraduate Sophie Wong received a grant from the Ingrassia Family Echols Scholars Research Fund to support her work using experimental evolution to select for thermal tolerance in the algal symbionts of coral. Congratulations Sophie!

SEPEEG 2019

The Gibson lab had a blast at the Southeastern Population Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics Conference at Clemson this weekend! Big congratulations to Emily and Anna for presenting awesome posters on their work.

Green Labs: Gold Level!

The Gibson lab achieved Gold Level Certification as part of UVA’s Green Lab’s Sustainability Program!! We’re one of only four labs on campus to have achieved Gold, the highest level of the program. Thanks in particular to our Green Leader Anne Janisch for spearheading this effort!

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