Peter Laurin

I am a Biological Sciences major in the college, planning on studying ecology and evolution. My primary interest is how co-infection affects pathogen performance, and the genetic architecture that underlies these traits. To this end, I am assisting in the Genomics of Pathogen-Pathogen Interactions During Co-infection project, specifically in the development of high-throughput phenotype scoring using luciferase and other methods. After elucidating candidate alleles through GWAS, I will study the molecular evolution of co-infection in our phenotypically diverse set of pathogens using a mix of computational and experimental methods.