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!


Anna with her certificate for earning 2nd place in the Undergraduate Poster Competition!

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.

Left to right: Anna, Mandy and Emily at the Clemson Outdoor Lab

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!

Celebrating Gold Level with our Green Lab prizes: cupcakes and beaker mugs!


The Gibson lab placed 353rd in March Mammal Madness, after correctly predicting the final battle between Wargoose and Tiger!! (To clarify: there were 2511 entries, so this puts us in the top 14%).