Rodriguez Lab

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Our overarching research goal is to answer questions about ecological, evolutionary, and anthropogenic processes that influence biological variation. We focus on microbial species that affect the survival of threatened taxa, zoonotic pathogens and parasites, and symbiotic microbes. We accomplish this by genetically characterizing both pathogen and host populations across landscapes, morphotypes, and ecotypes using traditional genetic techniques, next-generation sequencing technologies, and bioinformatics.

 

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Upcoming Lab Thesis Defense

A Survey of Ant-Associated Fungal Diversity in Canopy Bromeliads from the Ecuadorian Amazon

Daniel Puckett
Major Advisor: Dr. David Rodriguez

Committee Members: Dr. Chris Nice (Biology) and Dr. Shawn McCracken (Biology/TADPOLE Organization, Ecuador)

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 9 AM, Mitte Building RFM 05242

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