Host-Parasite-Microbes Interactions

Welcome to the laboratory of Nolwenn M. Dheilly

The laboratory is currently relocating. Links to a new webpage will be provided shortly

Our research integrates the disciplines of immunology, parasitology, ecology, evolution and genetics to study the underlying principles of host-parasite-microbe interaction.

Key questions that guide our research projects include:
– What is the role of microbes in parasite virulence and host physiopathology?
– What are the consequences of parasite-microbe interaction on the host immune system?
– What is the role of parasites in the microbiome?

Choice of organisms is based on biological diversity, evolutionary heterogeneity, presence/knowledge of symbionts, economic importance and opportunities to work in the field and interact with the organisms in their natural ecosystems.

Because of the multidisciplinary nature of our research, students with a variety of backgrounds and skills are welcomed, and undergraduate and graduate student research can be incorporated into all aspects of the work.  Depending on the student’s interests and time constraints, they can be involved in fieldwork, lab work, parasite characterization, animal husbandry, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics .

 The Dheilly lab is not looking for new students.

Member of the SoMAS Graduate Program and the Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program.
Founding member and Steering Committee member of the SBU Genomics Center