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

Ecological Immunology 2017

By Nicole Gerardo

In September 2017, Erica Harris and I were fortunate to be able to attend a wonderful symposium in Blossin, Germany on Ecological Immunology that was organized by Oliver Otti, Paul Schmid-Hempel and Jens Rolff. It was practically half immunology and half symbiosis, so I felt right at home. Invigorating science all around… oh, and a nice swim in the lake. Here’s a picture of the group.

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