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I study ecology and evolution of infectious disease in the Duffy Lab at the University of Michigan.

More specifically, I’m interested in how different parasites interact with one another within shared hosts and how those interactions impact the epidemiology and evolution of disease.  I’m also interested in how sex and germ banks might slow the evolution of resistance in the face of strong selection from virulent parasites.

I use the freshwater zooplankton Daphnia and its many microparasites as a study system.

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