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 young and looking for new members, so, if you’re nice, hard-working and enthusiastic, we’d love to hear from you.
Juliana got a UVa Graduate Global Research Grant to fund field research this summer. Congratulations!!!!
Fabiane has a new paper in press with Evolutionary Application! It’s titled “A diverse parasite pool can improve effectiveness of biological control constrained by genotype-by-genotype interactions”
Juliana has a new paper out in Scientific Reports: Predicting the effects of climate change on the cross-scale epidemiological dynamics of a fungal plant pathogen And a new review in press at Philosophical Transactions on the use of mechanistic models to predict ecology and evolution of plant-pathogen interactions in the face of climate change.
We have lots of new folks joining us! Welcome to: Linyao Peng (postdoc) Juliana Jiranek (transition from technician to 1st year PhD student) Erin Scott (1st year PhD student, rotating) Ashlyn Crain (1st year PhD student, rotating) Sarah Talley (undergraduate)