Visiting Assistant Research Professor
I aim to understand how interactions between hosts and parasites can shape host evolution, physiology, and behavior - from variation between individuals to changing patterns across populations and species. My research spans the fields of disease ecology, evolutionary biology, immunology, behavioral ecology, and parasitology. I have explored these questions in several different study systems, including swallows, threespine stickleback, and butterflies.
I am currently starting a new project looking at how host ecology, behavior, and immunology shape the transmission of a complex-life cycle parasite through space and time. This work will focus on threespine stickleback fish, copepods, and common loons with the tapeworm parasite, Schistocephalus solidus. This work is funded by an NSF-EEID grant and the research team includes Dan Bolnick (University of Connecticut), Jessica Hite (UW-Madison), Sebastian Schreiber (UC-Davis), and the Biodiversity Research Institute.
I am hiring a postdoc to come work with me and the NSF-EEID team to study tapeworm transmission across copepods, stickleback and loons. Come teach and do research at an amazing liberal arts college. You can find more information here. Please spread the word and apply!