Welcome to Yina Cobian, a Biology student rotating with us. We are also happy to welcome Carina Baskett, a PhD student visiting us from the Schemske Lab at Michigan State University.
Our Nature Communications paper has been published. We also welcome Dan Johnson, a Biology student rotating with us.
We are pleased to announce a forthcoming paper accepted to Nature Communications.
A warm welcome to Animesh Gupta, a graduate student in the Department of Physics, who is rotating with us.
Luis Zaman's recent paper has been attracting attention from the BBC.
Biophysical mechanisms that maintain biodiversity through trade-offs, Nature Communications
Phage-bacteria interaction networks, Trends in Microbiology
About the Lab
We study the experimental evolution of viruses.
Our leading system is Bacteriophage λ, which infects Escherichia coli, however we also study other microbial species. The two-part question that drives the majority of our research is: What mutations cause viruses to gain new functions, such as infecting novel host species. And, what ecological and epidemiological processes promote their evolution.