Current lab members
Jennifer J. Wernegreen
CV (click here)
email: j.wernegreen [at] duke.edu
office ph: 919/681-0331
Research interests: bacterial genome evolution; host-microbe symbioses, with a focus on bacterial mutualists of ants and other insects; processes shaping natural variation; microbial responses to changing environments.
Laura E. Williams, Postdoctoral Fellow
CV (click here)
email: laura.wlms [at] duke.edu
Research interests: evolutionary genomics, symbiosis, interactions among microbes and between microbes and other organisms, predatory bacteria
Laura’s blog about microbes! (‘Microwaves’)
email: yf27 [at] duke.edu
Lab phone: 919/ 681-2051
Research interests: insect-microbe symbioses, in particular between the ant genus Camponotus and the Proteobacterium Blochmannia.
bpb9 [at] duke.edu
Research interests: The effects of environmental stressors on the molecular dynamics that mediate the symbiotic relationship between Camponotus spp. and their endosymbiotic Proteobacterium Blochmannia.
Jessie Uehling, rotation student, fall 2012 (UPGG Ph.D. program)
jku [at] duke.edu
Research interests: I joined the Program in Genetics and Genomics at Duke in fall of 2012 after receiving a BS in Botany and MSc in Mycology from Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA. My interests in tropical botany and mycology began during an influential summer I spent at a field research station in Panama as an undergraduate. I continued studying mutualistic symbiotic plants and fungi in the neotropics during my MSc, which focused on molecular ecology and systematics of the fungal genus Clavulina in Guyana. During my rotation in the Wernegreen lab I am learning computational techniques to evaluate systematic questions using mitochondrial genomes from the ant genus Camponotus. In the future I hope to continue investigating plant fungal interactions over large temporal and spatial scales with an end goal of learning about the evolutionary and biogeographic history of groups of ectomycorrhizal fungi.
… OF DUKE LAB (2010-PRESENT)
Eunice Yim, Undergraduate Researcher, summer 2011
email: ey17 [at] duke.edu
Tatiana Fofanova, Undergraduate Researcher (NSF REU, and Explorations in the Genome Sciences student), summer 2011. Currently: continuing her studies as an undergraduate at Rice University.
… OF LAB AT MBL, WOODS HOLE (2000-2010)
Adam B. Lazarus, 2001-2010. Currently consultant for education, government and television, based in Woods Hole Mass, and founder of ConsultAnts. See Adam’s TEDxWoodsHole talk HERE!
Patrick H. Degnan, RA 2001-2004. Currently a Postdoc at Yale University.
Ulandt Kim, RA 2004.
Seth N. Kauppinen, RA 2005-2008. Currently Ph.D. student, UC Berkeley.
James Style, RA 2008-2010. Currently graduate student, Univ. of Maine
Carmen Palacios, postdoc 2001-02. Currently at CNRS, France.
Seth R. Bordenstein, postdoc 2002-04. Currently Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University.
Joshua Herbeck, postdoc 2002-03. Currently a Senior Fellow and Acting Instructor at Univ. of Washington.
Adam Fry, postdoc 2004-05. Currently a Lecturer and Coordinator at Univ. of Connecticut.
Erika Del Castillo, postdoc 2009-2010. Currently at MBL, Woods Hole.
Chad Brock, NSF REU student, summer 2002.
Amy McCurley, NSF REU student, summer 2002.
Marsha Wheeler, HHMI student fellowship, summer 2002.
Josh Larson, NSF REU student, summer 2003.
Jeremy Brozek, NSF REU student, summer 2004.
Tim Huber, NSF REU student, summer 2007.
Chris Graves, NSF REU student, summer 2008.