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We focus primarily on how plant-microbiome, plant-pathogen, and bacteria-phage interactions occur, both as model systems for understanding fundamental principles and with the aim of leveraging these findings for design of novel disease management strategies. Tigergrip VISITOR PREMIUM XL Non Slip Overshoes Safety Footwear, X-Large (Pack of 1)DC - Mens Evan Hi Wnt High Top shoesWe integrate ecological and evolutionary thinking with cutting-edge microbiological and molecular approaches to gain insight to microbiome establishment and function, within-microbiome interactions, and the role that microbiota and phages play in shaping disease. For more information on ongoing research projects, look here.

The Koskella lab at our end-of-semester lab lunch (May 2019)

A brief introduction to the lab and our recent research:

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I am an evolutionary ecologist interested in how species interactions influence genetic diversity within populations, diversity between populations, and species diversity at the community level. By combining evolutionary theory on coevolution, population dynamics, and infection genetics,FB Fashion Boots Men’s Wm172022 Chukka BootsPuma Ibiza Mid, Unisex-Adults' High-Top TrainersLOVDRAM Men's shoes Spring New Sports Fashion shoes Men'S Sports Wind Single shoes Men'S shoes CasualPUMA Men's Breaker Suede Concrete Sneaker I directly test the underlying assumptions and predicted outcomes of host-pathogen and microbial interactions through the lens of human health and agricultural sustainability.

My previous work was primarily focused on host – parasite coevolution; first between a smut fungus and a plant (e.g. U.S. Polo Wily Men's Sneakers Grey), then a trematode and a snail (e.g. Y-H Men's Casual shoes, Spring Fall Outdoor sports shoes Flat Deck shoe Comfort Driving shoes Cycling shoes,Black,42), and most recently between bacteriophage viruses and the bacteria they infect, which are themselves parasites of plants (e.g. if phages are locally adapted to bacteria, Fila Men's Vulc-13-MP White Red Sycamore Sneakers shoesand Fuxitoggo 2018 Sandals Men Faux Leather Beach Slippers Casual Non-slip Soft Sole Sandals shoes Adjustable Backless (color Navy, Size 42 EU) (color Navy, Size 45 EU)). The types of fundamental questions I’ve address are:

1) How do pathogens/parasites adapt to better infect their hosts? And at what scale / speed are they capable of adapting?

Meaden, S., & Koskella, B. (2017). Adaptation of the pathogen, Pseudomonas syringae, ASICS Gel-Lethal Speed, Men's Rugby shoesNew Balance Men's Solvi Running shoesduring experimental evolution on a native vs. alternative host plant. Molecular ecology, 26(7), 1790-1801.

Koskella, B. (2014). Bacteria-phage interactions across time and space: merging local adaptation and time-shift experiments to understand phage evolution. The American Naturalist, 184(S1), S9-S21.

Koskella, B., Thompson, J. N., Preston, G. M., & Buckling, A. (2011). DC shoes Peru, Men’s Flip Flop SandalsNike Men's Tiempo Rio III FG Soccer CleatLocal biotic environment shapes the spatial scale of bacteriophage adaptation to bacteria. The American Naturalist, 177(4), 440-451.

Greischar, M. A., & Koskella, B. (2007). A synthesis of experimental work on parasite local adaptation. Ecology Letters, 10(5), 418-434.

2) How do hosts respond to this adaptation (i.e. coevolve) and become more resistant to their local pathogens/parasites? Montecatini Mens Patent Leather Oxford Dress shoesSebago Men's Schooner Boat shoesAnd are they paying a significant cost for this evolved resistance?Steve Madden Mens Mason MasonDjinns Men's Running shoes Beige Sand.

Koskella, B., & Parr, N. (2015). The evolution of bacterial resistance against bacteriophages in the horse chestnut phyllosphere is general across both space and time. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 370(1675), 20140297.

Meaden, S., Paszkiewicz, K., & Koskella, B. (2015). The cost of phage resistance in a plant pathogenic bacterium is context‐dependent. Evolution, 69(5), 1321-1328.

Koskella, B. (2013). Phage-mediated selection on microbiota of a long-lived host. Current Biology, 23(13), 1256-1260.

Koskella, B., Lin, D. M., Buckling, A., & Thompson, J. N. (2011).Adidas Originals Sneaker ZX FLUX Adv Asymmetrical Sneaker TrainerVans U Authentic, Unisex Adults’ Low-top NXT New York Mens Dress shoes Leather Oxford shoes Lace up Formal BusinessYra Desert Tactical Boots Army Boots For Men's Lightweight Combat Boots Breathable Land Battle Mountaineering shoes For Male Outdoor Trekking Lace UpsThe costs of evolving resistance in heterogeneous parasite environments. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, rspb20112259.

3) Can antagonistic coevolution lead to increased diversity? For example, do pathogens/parasites preferentially target common hosts (i.e. the hosts that are the most fit) and therefore impose a rare-host advantage?

Morella, N. M., Gomez, A. L., Wang, G., Leung, M. S., & Koskella, B. (2018). The impact of bacteriophages on phyllosphere bacterial abundance and composition. Molecular ecology, 27(8), 2025-2038.

Koskella, B., & Lively, C. M. (2009). Evidence for negative frequency‐dependent selection during experimental coevolution of a freshwater snail and a sterilizing trematode. Evolution: International Journal of Organic Evolution, 63(9), 2213-2221.

and 4) Does this coevolution among hosts and parasites matter to human health, agriculture, and conservation? Can we use our understanding about when and how pathogens and commensals evolve to design better treatments and to predict and prevent the spread of diseases?

Koskella, B., & Taylor, T. B. (2018). Multifaceted impacts of bacteriophages in the plant microbiome. Annual review of phytopathology, 56, 361-380.

Lin, D., & Koskella, B. (2015). Friend and foe: SDKHIN Military Desert Boots for Men hiking side-zip Combat Boots Non slip outdoor combat tactical bootsIcegrey Men Snow Boots Cold-Weather Bootsfactors influencing the movement of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori along the parasitism–mutualism continuum. Evolutionary applications, 8(1), 9-22.

Meaden, S., & Koskella, B. (2013). Exploring the risks of phage application in the environment. Frontiers in microbiology, 4, 358.

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