McMahon Group - Host parasite evolution and ecology

Coptotermes gestroi.

Coptotermes gestroi.
Image Credit: D. P. McMahon

Bombus terrestris.

Bombus terrestris.
Image Credit: M. A. Fürst

My research principally focuses on the ecology and evolution of host-pathogen relationships. Primarily using insects as a model system, I am interested in the diverse selection pressures that act on and between closely associated organisms, particularly the interplay between hosts and pathogens in complex insect societies.

Enquiries concerning potential PhD and postdoctoral positions are welcome.

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