Our new paper identifies ecological parameters that influence evolution of immune memory in wild insect populations

Finally, we reveal the ecological parameters that may drive evolution of immune priming (somewhat similar to what we see in human vaccination) in wild populations of flour beetles. Arun Prakash did an enormous study using 10 different wild-collected populations! hip hip hooray.. Read the paper here "Again, kids are costly when bugs are around....." Find the graphical … Continue reading Our new paper identifies ecological parameters that influence evolution of immune memory in wild insect populations

Summer with flies at EPFL Lausanne & Evolution meeting Montpellier 2018

Looks like quite an interesting summer ahead – I will be spending nearly two months (July-August) at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne EPFL to develop a reasonable understanding of Drosophila genetics to answer some fundamental questions on immunity and evolution :). Many thanks to Prof. Bruno Lemaitre for generously hosting me in his lab and supporting … Continue reading Summer with flies at EPFL Lausanne & Evolution meeting Montpellier 2018