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485 McCormick Road
P.O. Box 400328
Charlottesville, VA 22904

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Amanda Gibson

Assistant Professor of Biology

 

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Laboratory Website

Research

Do parasites drive evolutionary change in the wild? Under what conditions? And to what degree? How do they adapt to infect diverse host populations? Research in the lab takes on these questions by synthesizing data from field observations and experimental manipulations, with guidance from theoretical models and experimental evolution. I predominantly work with nematodes, which get all sorts of neat parasites and have extraordinary experimental power. Ongoing projects investigate the genetic and environmental drivers of disease spread, selection by parasites on host dispersal and life history, and coevolution in wild and agricultural settings. The lab is new, and I'm recruiting enthusiastic graduate students to join.

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