Our research lies at the nexus of ecology and evolutionary biology
We focus on understanding how inter-species interactions shape the striking diversity of form and function found across the tree of life. To do this, we integrate a diverse set of approaches including comparative phylogenetics, community & chemical ecology, microbiome sequencing, genomics, and manipulative field experiments.
We work in many systems. Some of our favorites are plant-animal mutualisms, herbivore- and pathogen-host interactions, and pollination systems.
Read more about our research here!
The Weber Lab is located at Michigan State University in the heart of the Great Lakes state. We are housed in the Department of Plant Biology, and are affiliated with the Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Behavior Group. We are known to hang out with our buddies in the Wetzel Lab, who are over in Entomology.
The lab is often looking to recruit motivated undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs. Click here for more information if you are interested in joining the lab!
Welcome back mega-lab party!
We had a super fun annual beginning of the year party with the Weber, Bradburd, Meek and Wetzel labs. What a great crew!
New Logo for Project Biodiversify!
We have an AMAZING new logo for Project Biodiversify made by the talented Allison Simler of UC Davis. Thanks so much, Allison!
Carina Defends her PhD!
Congratulations to the newly minted Dr. Baskett, who defended her PhD this summer. Carina will be heading off to do a postdoc with Dr. Nick Barton. We will miss you, Carina!
Students win awards!
The Weber Lab students are raking in the awards this semester! Abby won first place at the UURAF poster session in her category. Lucy was awarded the Plant Biology Department Bessey Undergraduate Research Award, andCarina Baskett won best student talk at the EEBB Research Symposium and was co-awarded Departmental Graduate Student Teaching & Mentorship Award! Congratulations!
Undergrads present research at UURAF!
So proud of our awesome Weber Lab undergraduates Abby, Carolyn, and Lucy for presenting their research at the Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum! Amazing job to all three, and to graduate student Carina Baskett for being such an amazing mentor!
Marjorie named 2018 Ecology Society of America Early Career Fellow! Woo hoo!
MSU press release here :)
Banner Photo of ant drinking from extrafloral nectary by Ellen Woods!
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