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!
The lab is always looking to recruit motivated undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs. Click here for more information if you are interested in joining the lab!
Welcome to Ash, Eric, and Dan, goodbye Susan!
Welcome to postdocs Ash Zemenick and Eric LoPresti, who were both awarded NSF Postdoctoral Fellowships (Woo hoo!!) and to Dan Hughes, who just joined the lab as a new technician! So great to have you all here!! Goodbye to Susan Gordon (former tech), who moves on to pursue graduate school in conservation biology! Go Susan go!
Rachel Gordon is Artist in Residence! Animator/illustrator Rachel Gordon visited the Weber Lab this week for a collaboration focused on animating the "Hidden Life on the Leaf!" See our Lab Art Page for more info. Thanks for coming, Rachel!
Abby Sulesky wins Research Award! Undergraduate researcher Abby Sulesky was awarded a
A Peabody Microbiology Student Research Award for her independent research on plant-fungal interactions! Congrats, Abby!!