Overview

LabPhoto_IMG_1233Our 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

Mellon Mays Award to Erica!

Congratulations to Erica Harris. She received a MMUF Dissertation Grant from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. This will support her work on the rols of the monarch butterfly microbiome in disease resistance. Woot!

  1. Ph.D. candidates, Wen-Hao and Kim Comments Off on Ph.D. candidates, Wen-Hao and Kim
  2. GRFP Celebration! Comments Off on GRFP Celebration!
  3. Another Successful Atlanta Science Festival! Comments Off on Another Successful Atlanta Science Festival!
  4. former grad student Nelle Couret receives fellowship at URI Comments Off on former grad student Nelle Couret receives fellowship at URI
  5. congrats, Wen-Hao Comments Off on congrats, Wen-Hao
  6. congrats, Erica Comments Off on congrats, Erica
  7. ASM agar art contest Comments Off on ASM agar art contest
  8. former postdoc Lynn Griffin takes position as lecturer at UCSB Comments Off on former postdoc Lynn Griffin takes position as lecturer at UCSB
  9. welcome postdoc, Erika Diaz-Almeyda Comments Off on welcome postdoc, Erika Diaz-Almeyda