May 2021: Paper with Kieran accepted in Molecular Ecology, our first with the C.elegans-Leucobacter parasite system.
April 2021: Emily’s and Kieran’s review on host microbiota facilitating infectious disease accepted in PLoS Pathogens.
April 2021: Welcome to Toby Hector as a Philip Leverhulme Prize post-doc. Toby joins us from Matt Hall’s lab at Monash University in Australia, and he will be exploring the impact of temperature stress on parasite virulence evolution.
March 2021: Congratulations to Emily on her non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship at Linacre College!
March 2021: Paper with Georgia and Emily on evolutionary transitions across the parasite-mutualist continuum accepted in Nature Reviews Microbiology.
Nov 2020: We look forward to welcoming Dr. Toby Hector as a new Philip Leverhulme Prize post-doc in the lab.
Nov 2020: Paper with Suzie accepted in Molecular Biology and Evolution as part of her Wellcome Trust ISSF post-doc.
Oct 2020: Snail microbiome paper with US colleagues – Laura Bankers (Colorado), Maurine Neiman (Iowa), Dylan Dahan (Stanford) – and UK colleauges (Greg Hurst, Liverpool) accepted in Evolutionary Applications.
August 2020: Lab reopened
June 2020: Congratulations to Dr. Maria Ordovas-Montanes who successfully defended in her thesis in the viva!
June 2020: Commentary on worsening inequalities in academia during covid lockdown with colleagues at U Liverpool (Zen Lewis and Greg Hurst) accepted in Current Biology
May 2020: Kim received a non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship from Kellogg College. Congratulations!
May 2020: Congratulations to Dr. Alice Ekroth who successfully defended her thesis!
May 2020: Paper with Dylan accepted in BMC Microbiology.
March 2020: Lab shut-down due to pandemic
March 2020: Welcome Kim Hoang! She is a prestigious NSF Fellow investigating the effect of immune-priming on parasite evolution with Tim Read (Emory) as our collaborator. Kim joins us from Nicole Gerardo’s and Levi Morran’s groups at Emory University.
Feb 2020: Congratulations to Kieran who just received a Junior Research Fellowship from St. Hilda’s College, Oxford!
Jan 2020: We are happy Jai Bolton has joined us as a DTP student. Jai will work on the impact of a super-spreaders on in a natural nematode-parasite system.
Sept 2019: Welcome to Emily Stevens! She is an ERC post-doc on COEVOPRO and will explore the within-host evolutionary interactions between the microbiome and an novel pathogen.
Sept 2019: Welcome to Andrea Gomez! Andrea joins us as a SNSF Fellow investigating the coevolution of tick-borne pathogens.
March 2019: Welcome to Georgia Drew who joins us as an ERC post-doc on COEVOPRO!
June 2015: Kayla received a grant from the Leverhulme Trust to study adaptive evolution of protective microbes in our C. elegans system. Woo hoo!
June 2015: Congratulations to Charlotte on her PhD paper with Gerrit Joop in BMC Evol Biol: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/15/112
June 2015: Back from maternity leave.
Nov 2014: Baby arrived!
Sept 2014: Charlotte has joined the lab as an OUP John Fell post-doc. She will be exploring the coevolutionary processes underlying microbial protection against parasites. Welcome, Charlotte.
July 2014: Alex has a new first-author paper out in PNAS on ‘Contrasted coevolutionary dynamics between a bacterial pathogen and its bacteriophages’ from his MSc project with Michael Hochberg. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/07/11/1406763111.abstract
Check out his interview with Oxford Science Blog: http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/science-blog/land-bacteria-eaters
July 2014: Jack (2nd year undergrad) has joined the lab for the summer to determine if sexual and asexual planarians deal with bacterial infection differently – collaboration with Aziz Aboobaker’s group. Welcome, Jack.
May 2014: Helen received a 3-year Exhibition 1851 Fellowship to work on parasite virulence evolution in structured host populations using C. elegans. She will be working with us and with Frank Jiggins’ group in Cambridge. Welcome, Helen.
May 2014: Hannah joined the lab for her final year project to investigate the role of host genotype in mediating the outcome of coinfections. Welcome, Hannah.
April 2014: Paper with old Lively labmates out in Biology Letters on parasites and promiscuity: http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/10/4/20131091.full
Jan 2014: Alex joined the group as a DTP PhD student to investigate the mechanisms underlying the evolution of host microbial protection. Welcome, Alex.
Jan 2014: Crystal is visiting the lab from the University of Toronto to explore the effect of age-structure in host populations on pathogen virulence evolution. Welcome, Crystal.
Sept 2013: Suzie co-authored a paper in Nature Reviews Microbiology with Prof. Martin Maiden – http://www.nature.com/nrmicro/journal/v11/n10/abs/nrmicro3093.html? – from her honours project.
Sept 2013: The King Lab is up and running at the University of Oxford!