Overview

Our lab’s focus is on the evolutionary ecology of interactions between microbes and hosts. We are interested in how both beneficial and harmful microbes establish and maintain relationships with their hosts. Such associations are shaped by ecological limitations on host and symbiont range, evolutionary trade-offs for both hosts and microbes, and host immunology. We combine genomic and experimental approaches to study these forces in diverse insect-microbe systems. To address these topics, we utilize the versatility of insect–microbe systems in which both the host insects and their associated microbes can be maintained in the laboratory.

The lab is headed by Dr. Nicole Gerardo, Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Recent Posts

A leader in the lab learns more about being a leader in the science community

by Nicole Gerardo

Postdoc Miguel Reyes headed to Washington DC earlier this week to participate in in the Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute. This is a well-deserved honor, and an exciting opportunity for Miguel. Only one problem: he has to wear a suit… in the summer… in Washington, DC!

Here is a description of the program: “The Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute (LPSLI) provides premier training for motivated underrepresented minority (URM) scientists, laying the foundation for them to lead institutional transformation. In collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the LPSLI is an intensive five-day course featuring small group exercises, keynote speakers, leadership development planning, networking opportunities, and extensive community building among selected participants.”

 

  1. It’s Official… Comments Off on It’s Official…
  2. Miguel Invited to Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute Comments Off on Miguel Invited to Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute
  3. Future Lab Member Awarded NSF postdoc! Comments Off on Future Lab Member Awarded NSF postdoc!
  4. Mellon Mays Award to Erica! Comments Off on Mellon Mays Award to Erica!
  5. Ph.D. candidates, Wen-Hao and Kim Comments Off on Ph.D. candidates, Wen-Hao and Kim
  6. GRFP Celebration! Comments Off on GRFP Celebration!
  7. Another Successful Atlanta Science Festival! Comments Off on Another Successful Atlanta Science Festival!
  8. former grad student Nelle Couret receives fellowship at URI Comments Off on former grad student Nelle Couret receives fellowship at URI
  9. congrats, Wen-Hao Comments Off on congrats, Wen-Hao