Evolution of host-microbe interactions

Animals and microbes produce a variety of molecules to sense, manipulate, and defend against each other. The evolution of these complex molecular interactions can mean the difference between peaceful symbiosis and a deadly infection. Our lab studies the evolution of animal immune systems and pathogenic microbes to better understand and ultimately prevent infectious disease. Click here to learn more.

We are affiliated with the Institute of Ecology & Evolution and the Department of Biology at the University of Oregon.


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