I attended my first Evolution conference and gave a talk about my new work investigating genetic variation and cellular mechanisms of host-parasite dynamics in the stickleback-cestode system. Video of the presentation is publicly available via the Evolution website.
Things have been busy here in the Bolnick lab! Fellow postdoc Amanda Hund was kind enough to include me in some massive experiments aimed at investigating immunology and dynamics of stickleback-cestode host-parasite interactions. More to come as we process data, but enjoy some pictures from this ongoing experiment.
Lauren Fuess is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Connecticut working with Dr. Daniel Bolnick. Formerly she was a PhD student at the University of Texas at Arlington with Dr. Laura Mydlarz. The opinions expressed here are solely her own.