Departments of Microbiology & Statistics, The University of Manitoba
Our lab applies evolutionary principles and statistical methods to understand the acquisition of stress resistance in human fungal pathogens. We are particularly interested in determining the factors that constrain and promote genotypic and phenotypic diversity in the context of drug resistance. When existing methods don't do what we need, we develop new ones!
18/11/07 We have space! [empty space photos will be appearing in the next couple of days]. Our first two undergrads will start working soon: Rebekah is waiting for biosafety training and clearance before she can start working in the lab (helping Aleeza unpack boxes and then mastering empirical yeast techniques), while Margot will spend the winter semester in a co-op term analyzing evolve-and-resequence data.
18/09/01 The lab is officially a lab! It's a bit lonely and we don't have physical lab space yet so Aleeza is writing all the grants to secure funding. Will you be the first student? We're looking for undergrads, MSc and PhD students! Ongoing projects are both empirical and statistical (and a mix), so we're looking for students with diverse backgrounds and interests in microbiology, genetics, bioinformatics, biostatistics, and/or computational biology. See the People page for more information.
18/06/18 Aleeza gave a talk at the Canadian Society for Microbiology Meeting, conveniently located in Winnipeg. It was a great meeting and really fun to show non-Winnipegers around town.
18/01/08 Aleeza was thrilled to have the opportunity to present in the American Naturalist "AmNat 150" Symposium at the standalone meeting of the American Naturalist. See the blog post for a link to her presentation about the impact of Lenski et al. 1991 on the field and her research. This was the first paper documenting the first 2000 generations of the E. coli experimental evolution study that is now above 65 000 generations!
18/06/22 Aleeza presented at the Evolution meeting in the Convergent/Parallel Evolution session.