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March 2018
Congratulations Katie Petrie on a phenomenal paper published in Science. We discovered a new mechanism for viral host-range expansion! Linked here is a summary we wrote on it.

Nov 2016
The first research from the lab was published in Science

and receive some press. here's an article that describes the role the late Richard Harrison played.


September 2016
Congratulations Alita on a beautiful paper on coevolutionary fitness landscapes



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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.

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