Nicole Gerardo
Assistant Professor
Faculty Member
Emory University
Atlanta, GA - Georgia United States
Website
nicole.gerardo@emory.edu

Areas of Expertise:
symbioses

Research Organisms:
aphids, true bugs, fungus-growing ants

 

Research Focus:

Our lab's focus is on the evolutionary ecology of interactions between microbes and hosts. We are interested in how both beneficial and harmful microbes establish and maintain relationships with their hosts. Such associations are shaped by ecological limitations on host range, evolutionary trade-offs for both hosts and microbes, and host immunology. We combine genomics, phylogenetics and experimental approaches to study these forces in diverse insect-microbe systems.

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