Research in the lab focuses on several areas related to host-parasite evolution and ecology, using insects and their natural viral pathogens as a model system. The main focus of our research is how and why susceptibility varies across host species, and how pathogens jump into novel hosts. Recently we’ve set up a bacteria-phage system to ask general questions about pathogen host shifts in a super tractable model system. Follow the links to find out more about our research on these topics or take a look at recent publications. Current research is focusing on the ecology and evolution of pathogen host shifts.