The Weber Lab at MSU!
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. Our research links plant-arthropod interactions with phenotypic evolution and diversification at the macroevolutionary scale. We work in many systems, including ant-plant and ant-mite mutualisms, plant-herbivore and plant-pathogen defense interactions, and plant-pollination systems. Our research lies at the nexus of ecology and evolutionary biology, and integrates diverse tools from comparative phylogenetics, community & chemical ecology, microbiome community genomics, and manipulative field experiments.
Read more about our research here!
I am currently looking to recruit motivated undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs. Click here for more information if you are interested in joining the lab!
The Weber Lab has started!
It's official! The Weber Lab has started up in the Department of Plant Biology at Michigan State University! If you are in the neighborhood, come check our our new space on the second floor of PBL!
Hot off the press!
Check out our new paper on the impact of foliar sugar addition on the control of powdery mildew by domatia-inhabiting mites in grape! Paper out in Annals of Botany this week!
ASN Jasper Loftus-Hills Young Investigator Award
It was an honor to receive the American Society of Naturalists Young Investigator Award at the 2015 Evolution/ASN meetings this year in Brazil! Standing on the shoulders of giants! Thank you, ASN!