Evolution of host-microbe interactions

Animals and microbes produce a variety of molecules to sense, manipulate, and defend against each other. The evolution of proteins mediating these interactions can in turn mean the difference between peaceful symbiosis and a deadly infection. Our lab uses a combination of genetics and molecular experimentation to study the evolution of bacterial and host factors relevant to 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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