Current Lab Members
Biology Department, University of Virginia,
485 McCormick Road
P.O. Box 400328
Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA
Janis Antonovics, PhD FRS
Research Professor e-mail: email@example.com
Janis is now retired from teaching, but still active in research. For his Ph.D. thesis, he studied speciation in plants on metal contaminated soils in Wales under the supervision of Dr. Tony Bradshaw, and his first position was at the University of Stirling, Scotland. He moved to Duke University in 1970, and has been at the University of Virginia since 1998. He is pictured here recently visiting the area of Leadhills, in Scotland.
Caroline Amoroso, PhD
NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Caroline is jointly sponsored by Dr. Mandy Gibson and myself. She is studying the relative roles for behavioral and physiological resistance in the evolution of host-pathogen interactions, using both theory and experimental evolution in Caenorhabditis. She did her PhD in Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University studying behavioral avoidance of parasites in lemurs, and she has published extensively on the ecology and evolution of behavioral resistance to parasites.
Undergraduate, recent Independent Study student
Leila is now doing her honors project with Caroline Amoroso in the lab of Mandy Gibson, studying the cost of avoidance in the Serratia/Caenorhabditis system. Her favorite biology topics include evolution, genetics, and disease. Her hobbies are playing violin, rock climbing, hiking, and having Lawn picnics. She summarizes her goals: "I would love to do research in biology as a career!"
Main research collaborations
Dr. Amanda Gibson, Biology Department, University of Virginia Link
Dr. Doug Taylor, Biology Department, University of Virginia Link
Dr. Michael Hood, Biology Department, Amherst College, Massachusetts Link