Welcome to the "De Roode" lab at Emory University. We are in the Department of Biology and the Population Biology, Ecology and Evolution graduate program.

We study the ecology and evolution of parasites. Our main focus is on monarch butterflies and their parasites, but we also study parasitic mites of honeybees, parasitoid wasps of fruit flies and malaria parasites. Besides doing research, members of our lab are involved in teaching undergraduate and graduate classes. We also organize outreach to the community.

    ***Latest news***    

Summer 2014:

  • Several lab members joined Trees Atlanta and Carter Center staff and volunteers to create a pollinator and monarch garden at the Carter Center.
  • Amanda published her paper on monarch butterfly population genetics in Hawaii in PLoS One. The paper can be found here.

Spring 2014:

  • Welcome to Aamina Ahmad, who joined our lab in May. And goodbye to Jessica Nguyen who graduated from Emory.
  • Jaap, Andrew and Camden developed and taught a new 3-week course on insect biology. Read more here.
  • Camden and Andrew both received multiple offers from graduate schools and decided to join the University of Michigan and the University of Kansas respectively. Congratulations and good luck!
  • Erica and Travis received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. Many congratulations!
  • Congrats to Michelle and Itai, who were admitted to the SURE program to continue working in the lab this summer.

Page designed and maintained by Jaap de Roode; last updated June 2014