Emme Bruns

Emme got her start in plant disease ecology at the University of California Santa Cruz.  She did her Ph.D. with Dr. Georgiana May at the University of Minnesota, studying constraints to oat crown rust virulence evolution.  She went on to a post-doc with Dr. Janis Antonovics at the University of Virginia, studying disease dynamics at species range limits in the Alps.  She started as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Maryland in January 2020.  

contact:  ebruns@umd.edu

Kiley Bitner-Parish

Kiley is a sophomore double majoring in biology and environmental economics.  She is interested in the intersection of plant ecology and disease.  In her spare time she rides horses at the campus farm.

Interested in joining the lab?

I am looking for motivated graduate students and undergraduates interested in disease evolutionary-ecology with an enthusiasm for working with plants. If you are interested, send me an email with your research interests and a CV. 

Prospective grad-students:  I am accepting PhD students starting Fall 2020 into the Behavior Ecology, Evolution and Systematics (BEES) graduate program at UMD.  If you are interested please reach out by email, share your CV, and tell me why you are interested in the lab.  

Prospective Undergraduates:  There will be opportunities for Undergraduates to gain research experience in the lab starting in Jan 2020.  For examples of past undergraduate projects check look here.  If you're interested in getting involved, please reach out and explain your specific interests in the lab.  For more general advice on how to find reach out to faculty to find research opportunities as an undergrad, heres' a great resource the Koskella Lab at UC Berekley.

Job Ad:  We are hiring a Lab and Field Tech!  A link to the posting can be found here:  https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/76924

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