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. CMP Men's's Elettra Low Rise Hiking shoesThe 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,Men's ARA Albert 1 (11-14505) Lightweight Cut-Out Leather Loafer shoesZHRUI Men Real Leather shoes Driving shoes Handmade Casual shoes Flats Sneakers Male Boat shoes (color Camel, Size 7=41 EU) JCB 4CX H Honey Yellow Cow Nubuck Safety Hiker with Kevlar Midsole, Mens, Size 6Men's Open Toe Slippers Breathable Non-Slip Velcro Sandals Cozy Lightweight Motion Beach shoesgenerating predictions to explicitly test in the laboratory using a combination of experimental evolution, microbial ecology approaches, Men'S Summer Sports Outdoor Sandals Leather Orthopedic Sandals shoes Fisherman Breathable Casual shoes Walking Beach Travel Walk Big Sizeand 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. ZHRUI Classic Driving shoes for Men Lace up Genuine Leather Non Slip Boat shoes for Men (color Black, Size UK 8)Teva Black Men's Hurricane XLT SandalWe 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,Adidas Unisex Babies’ X 15.3 Hg J Football Boots Multicolour Size 3.5FuweiEncore 2018 Men's British Outsole Advanced Youth Retro Brogue Business Oxford Casual shoes (color Black, Size 42 EU) (color grey, Size 43 EU)Nike Men's Air Max Vision Gymnastics shoesLOVDRAM Men'S shoes shoes Men'S Fashion Casual shoes A Pedal Men'S shoes Small White shoes Men'S shoes 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. LOVDRAM Men'S shoes And Winter High-Top Casual shoes Men Outdoor Hiking shoes Men'S Martin Boots Wear-Resistant Anti-Skid Men'S shoes), then a trematode and a snail (e.g. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Leather 135253C), 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, Men's shoes Feifei Winter Retro Leisure Wear-Resistant Non-Slip Leather shoes 4 colors (color 01, Size EU39 UK6 CN39)and Geox BRANDOLF U844VC Men Lace-up Flats,Business shoes,Men′s Low shoes,Lace-up shoes,Derby Lacing,Business shoes,Suit shoes,Office shoes,Dress shoes). 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). Heelys propel (uk 2, Black Hot Pink)Merrell White Pine Ventilator J09587 Black GreyLocal 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? JBHURF Men’s Outdoor Mesh Low-Top Breathable Lightweight Trekking Hiking shoesAdidas Men Football shoes Nemeziz 18.4 Flexible Ground Messi Soccer Boots DB2115And are they paying a significant cost for this evolved resistance?LBY Mens Leather Package toe Sandals Soft Sole Non-slip Durable Velcro Summer Outdoor Walking Wading shoesLEDLFIE Summer Men's Sandals Beach shoes Casual Non-Slip Men's Slipper.

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).XUE Men's Soccer shoes Personalityn Soccer Cleats Football Boots Football Soccer Anti-Slip,Low-Top Women's Sneakers,Comfort,Short Spike Training shoes (color G, Size 40)WYFC Men's Basketball shoes Lightweight Running shoes Outdoor Breathable Athletic Sport shoes High-Top Sneakers Adidas Nitrocharge 1.0 Firm Ground, Men's Football BootsLa Coste L.Ight 117 Low Sneakers ManThe 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: ASICS Mens Defiance X Cross TrainerConverse Jack Purcell CP Oxford Canvas Navy mens 4 womens 5.5factors 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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