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!
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!!
Two NSF Postdoctoral Fellows to join the lab!
Welcome to future postdocs Ash Zemenick and Eric LoPresti, who were both awarded NSF Postdoctoral Fellowships! Woo hoo!!
Hot off the press!
Check out our new paper on the Macroevolution of Perfume Signalling in Orchid Bees with The Ramirez and Eltz labs! Paper out in Ecology Letters this week!