Todd A Schlenke

Research Interests

I started as a PI in the Entomology Department here at UA about 1.5 years ago. I have a background in population genetics - my research has to do with host-parasite interactions where I use the fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model host. My lab uses various omics techniques (genomics, trascriptomics, proteomics, glycomics...) to understand the mechanistic basis of these interactions and how they evolve over time. I've had a few high-profile papers over the last few years, was elected as a fellow in AAAS, and have current NIH funding (my NSF just expired). I've also developed and teach a new class, "Comparative Immunology", about how immune systems work across the tree of life.