The EEB Group at the University of Virginia unites laboratory groups that share common research interests in evolutionary biology, ecology, animal behavior, disease ecology, and organismal biology. We explore a variety of field and model systems to understand how evolution shapes biodiversity, and how organisms interact with each other and their environments.
Research in EEB ranges across levels of biological organization
from cellular mechanisms of adaptation, to interactions
among individuals within species, to phylogenetic patterns of
diversity. Our students and faculty are regularly recognized with
university, national, and international awards for their teaching
and research accomplishments.
News & Announcements
Brittany Sutherland selected for Hamilton Symposium
Matt, Brittany and Laura present in Montpellier at Evolution 2018! Brittany Sutherland’s talk was selected for the Hamilton symposium at the 2018 Evolution Conference.
Mike Hague awarded teaching fellowship
Mike Hague awarded 2018 Department of Biology Distinguished Teaching Fellowship to lead his own class “How Predictable is Evolution?”
Parichy Lab publishes paper on ancient gene regulatory circuit
Parichy lab postdoc Andy Aman and undergraduate Alexis Fulbright have a new paper in eLife identifying an evolutionary ancient gene regulatory circuit underlying teleost scales and mammalian hair
Graduate training in the Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior group emphasizes research creativity, independence, and collaboration. We are looking for students who bring their own ideas to the conversation, and who are willing to explore and master new techniques to research those ideas.
Faculty & Research
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Graduate students, postdocs, and faculty of the EEB group gather weekly to exchange ideas about current or upcoming research. The active EEB group also participates or hosts multiple events throughout the year.