The Cressler Lab
University of Nebraska
Photo illustration: Gabor Racz, Katie Black & Scott Schrage
About the lab
Broadly, we are interested in the interactions between individual-level and population-level processes, and how those interactions shape ecological and evolutionary dynamics. Current emphases in the lab include: understanding how immunological feedbacks drive (co)infection dynamics; how within-host infection outcomes scale up to affect epidemiological dynamics and the evolution of virulence; how microbiomes affect host life history and the role of microbiome transmission in host population dynamics. We use an array of approaches for this work, including life history and population experiments, development of theory, phylogenetic comparative analysis, and multi-omics.