We use an integrative approach to study the dynamics of host-microbe ecology and evolution. Our goal is to gain a broader understanding of how host and microbe responses shape the evolution of both beneficial and harmful associations. We utilize study systems in which we can manipulate species interactions in order to elucidate adaptive mechanisms and the genetics behind those mechanisms. In particular, we are interested in insect–microbe associations amenable to long-term laboratory maintenance and experimental manipulation.

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