The future of sustainable human health and agriculture rests on our ability to view microbial evolution as part of the solution rather than the problem. Bugatti F70531, Men’s Ankle BootsThe Koskella lab  takes on this challenge by combining discovery-based science on plant microbiomes with hypothesis-driven experimentation. Our research examines host-microbe and microbe-microbe interactions by first identifying patterns in nature and then, in line with current theory where available,DANDANJIE Men's Loafers Flat Loafers Fashion Slip On Driving shoes for 2018 Office Business Work Evening Party CasualUnisex Sneakers, Leisure Light Running shoes, Trainer Fitness Jogging shoes Caterpillar Shire Waterproof Leather Walking BootsNew Balance Mens Furon 3.0 Dispatch in Black Size 12 UKgenerating predictions to explicitly test in the laboratory using a combination of experimental evolution, microbial ecology approaches, DINGJIE Snow Boots Men, Winter Outdoor Non-slip Casual High shoesand molecular biological techniques.

We focus primarily on how plant-microbiome, plant-pathogen, and bacteria-phage interactions occur, both as model systems for understanding fundamental principles and with the aim of leveraging these findings for design of novel disease management strategies. Amazn Men's shoes, Mens Casual shoes British Style Outdoor Athletic shoes Driving Loafers,shoesWeatherproof Mens Trek Front Zip Snow BootWe integrate ecological and evolutionary thinking with cutting-edge microbiological and molecular approaches to gain insight to microbiome establishment and function, within-microbiome interactions, and the role that microbiota and phages play in shaping disease. For more information on ongoing research projects, look here.

The Koskella lab at our end-of-semester lab lunch (May 2019)

A brief introduction to the lab and our recent research:

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I am an evolutionary ecologist interested in how species interactions influence genetic diversity within populations, diversity between populations, and species diversity at the community level. By combining evolutionary theory on coevolution, population dynamics, and infection genetics,Swear Mens Logan 3 Leather Logan 3 LeatherImac shoes men Casual in Tela Grigia 101911-7636-018Combat Boots G-6 Leather Side Zip Army Tactical Boots Delta Military Work Army shoes Safety Ankle Boots Breathable Commando Outdoor Desert Tactical Military Patrol BootsMen's Loafers Comfort Beanie shoes Microfiber Leather Casual shoes Breathable Flat shoes I directly test the underlying assumptions and predicted outcomes of host-pathogen and microbial interactions through the lens of human health and agricultural sustainability.

My previous work was primarily focused on host – parasite coevolution; first between a smut fungus and a plant (e.g. Cofra 63620-000.W45 Size 45 S3 SRC Cefalu Safety shoes - Black), then a trematode and a snail (e.g. ZJEXJJ Men's sneakers casual shoes sweat-absorbent breathable running shoes leather travel shoes (color White, Size 8.5 UK)), and most recently between bacteriophage viruses and the bacteria they infect, which are themselves parasites of plants (e.g. if phages are locally adapted to bacteria, Yxwxz Gym wear for men Anti-Piercing Safety shoes, mountaineering shoes, labor insurance training, canvas low wear, anti slip, construction site shoes on cloud running shoes (Size 37)and G.H. Bass & Co. Mens Simon Simon). The types of fundamental questions I’ve address are:

1) How do pathogens/parasites adapt to better infect their hosts? And at what scale / speed are they capable of adapting?

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Koskella, B. (2014). Bacteria-phage interactions across time and space: merging local adaptation and time-shift experiments to understand phage evolution. The American Naturalist, 184(S1), S9-S21.

Koskella, B., Thompson, J. N., Preston, G. M., & Buckling, A. (2011). DSFGHE Mens Chelsea Ankle Boots Casual Afety Martin Boots Rubber SkidproofSpring Genuine Leather Men's shoes Fashion Casual shoes Lacing Tooling shoesLocal biotic environment shapes the spatial scale of bacteriophage adaptation to bacteria. The American Naturalist, 177(4), 440-451.

Greischar, M. A., & Koskella, B. (2007). A synthesis of experimental work on parasite local adaptation. Ecology Letters, 10(5), 418-434.

2) How do hosts respond to this adaptation (i.e. coevolve) and become more resistant to their local pathogens/parasites? LEDLFIE Men's Leather shoes Casual Joker Retro Men's shoesMen Sports shoes Flat shoes shoes Leather Lace Casual shoesAnd are they paying a significant cost for this evolved resistance?Rockport Men's Dressports 2+ Light Slip on OxfordNLeahershoe Lace-up Canvas Dance shoes Flat Jazz Boots for Practice, Suitable for Both Men and Women.

Koskella, B., & Parr, N. (2015). The evolution of bacterial resistance against bacteriophages in the horse chestnut phyllosphere is general across both space and time. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 370(1675), 20140297.

Meaden, S., Paszkiewicz, K., & Koskella, B. (2015). The cost of phage resistance in a plant pathogenic bacterium is context‐dependent. Evolution, 69(5), 1321-1328.

Koskella, B. (2013). Phage-mediated selection on microbiota of a long-lived host. Current Biology, 23(13), 1256-1260.

Koskella, B., Lin, D. M., Buckling, A., & Thompson, J. N. (2011).Yphuek Men’s Comfort Footwear,Casual fashion top layer cowhide rubber outsole summer woven sandals,nonslipMen'S Boots, Winter Warm Plus Velvet Men shoes Snow Boots Waterproof Anti-Slip Cotton shoes High-Top Martin Boots Tooling Boots,A,41 FIRST DANCE Fashion Skull Print Boots for Men Casual High Top Combat Motorcycle Boots for Man Plus Size shoes Black Outdoor SneakersFind. Callow Natural Rand, Men’s BroguesThe costs of evolving resistance in heterogeneous parasite environments. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, rspb20112259.

3) Can antagonistic coevolution lead to increased diversity? For example, do pathogens/parasites preferentially target common hosts (i.e. the hosts that are the most fit) and therefore impose a rare-host advantage?

Morella, N. M., Gomez, A. L., Wang, G., Leung, M. S., & Koskella, B. (2018). The impact of bacteriophages on phyllosphere bacterial abundance and composition. Molecular ecology, 27(8), 2025-2038.

Koskella, B., & Lively, C. M. (2009). Evidence for negative frequency‐dependent selection during experimental coevolution of a freshwater snail and a sterilizing trematode. Evolution: International Journal of Organic Evolution, 63(9), 2213-2221.

and 4) Does this coevolution among hosts and parasites matter to human health, agriculture, and conservation? Can we use our understanding about when and how pathogens and commensals evolve to design better treatments and to predict and prevent the spread of diseases?

Koskella, B., & Taylor, T. B. (2018). Multifaceted impacts of bacteriophages in the plant microbiome. Annual review of phytopathology, 56, 361-380.

Lin, D., & Koskella, B. (2015). Friend and foe: KMJBS-Basketball shoes Wear Resistant Skid Proof Breathable High Men Gules FortyEasy B's H809 DB Nelson Slip Onfactors influencing the movement of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori along the parasitism–mutualism continuum. Evolutionary applications, 8(1), 9-22.

Meaden, S., & Koskella, B. (2013). Exploring the risks of phage application in the environment. Frontiers in microbiology, 4, 358.

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