Welcome to Fuyuan and Karen!

This month, we welcome Fuyuan Wang and Karen Adair to the lab.

Fuyuan joins us to research on the immunological response of aphids to their symbiotic bacteria, with funding from Bayer Crop Science. Fuyuan has recently completed his PhD on the pharmacology of the microbiome in mice at the University of Minnesota, supervised by Dr Roy. More about Fuyuan is available here

Karen joins the NSF Dimensions of Biodiversity grant on the gut microbiota of Drosophila, to investigate the relationship between the gut microbiome and host function. Karen comes from a postdoctoral position at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, where she investigated the relationship between plant functional traits and the metagenomics of soil. More about Karen is available here

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