Evolutionary biology
Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Associate Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Plant Sciences, Coordinator, Digital Learning and Online Education, Member of the Graduate Faculty
We are interested in understanding the genetic basis for bacterial interactions with other organisms (be they plants, insects, fungi, other bacteria), and on how evolution shapes these interactions. By better understanding the rules and molecules that structure such relationships, we hope to develop new ways to manipulate these interactions (e.g. through the development of specific antimicrobial compounds) or shape their evolutionary dynamics through time.
Associate Professor, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Associate Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP, Associate Research Professor, Associate Research Scientist, BIO5 Institute, Associate Research Scientist, Biosphere 2
Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP, Professor, Plant Science, Regents Professor, Plant Sciences, Research Associate Professor, Entomology
Unravel the phylodynamics and transmission-specific determinants of emerging plant virus/fastidious bacteria-insect vector complexes, and translate new knowledge to abate pathogen spread in food systems.
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Member of the Graduate Faculty
Associate Department Head, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Associate Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Cancer Biology -, Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Associate Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Associate Professor, Public Health, Associate Professor, Statistics-GIDP, Director, Graduate Studies, Member of the Graduate Faculty
We learn history from the genomes of humans, tumors, and other species. Our studies reveal how evolution works at the molecular level, offering fundamental insight into how humans and pathogens adapt to challenges.
Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Professor, Psychology, Professor, Statistics-GIDP
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Associate Professor, Entomology
Understanding how genes and genomes are shaped over many generations by the environment in which organisms live in. We also aim to examine how these changes accumulate and might facilitate the genetic divergence between populations and eventually possibly the origin of species. Lastly we aim to leverage the power of genomics to understand the evolution of insecticide resistance in agricultural pests and to find solution to their management.
Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Associate Research Professor, Curator, Herbarium
Associate Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Associate Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Member of the Graduate Faculty
Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Assistant Professor, Agricultural-Biosystems Engineering, Assistant Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Ecosystem Genomics, Assistant Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty
We study the biodiversity, biogeography, evolutionary origins, and ecological roles of plant-associated microorganisms. We use a combination of traditional culture-based microbiology, functional assays, and next-generation 'omics tools to study microbial symbiont communities in diverse lineages of land plants at scales ranging from local to global. We are interested in characterizing the biotic and abiotic factors shaping the assembly of plant-associated fungal communities, how community structure and diversity impacts ecosystem function, and the evolutionary dynamics of fungal symbiont evolution in the context of closely related pathogens and saprotrophs.
Adjunct Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Adjunct Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Professor, Plant Sciences, Professor, Public Health, Professor, Statistics-GIDP
Associate Professor, Plant Sciences, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute