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I study ecology and contemporary evolution in parasites and their hosts as a PhD candidate in the Duffy Lab.

I’m currently studying how ecological interactions between parasite species impact disease dynamics at multiple scales of biological organization.  I’m also looking into how sex and germ banks impact host resistance evolution on microevolutionary timescales.

I use the freshwater zooplankton Daphnia and its many microparasites as a study system, but I have a special spot in my heart (and under my microscope) for all aquatic host-parasite systems! 🌊