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Ann Tate

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Research Interests: The Tate lab is interested in the evolution of immune systems and the life history evolution of parasites and pathogens. We integrate theoretical models with experiments in insect model systems to understand ecological and evolutionary feedbacks across the molecular, organismal, and population levels of biological organization.

Keywords: immune system evolution, evolution of virulence, ecological immunology, systems biology, within-host dynamics, coinfection, innate immune priming, host-parasite coevolution, life history evolution