Project Areas

We are interested in the evolution and genomics of insect-microbial interactions

Insect-Microbial Symbioses



Current Projects

Co-evolution and functional integration of obligate bacterial symbionts

Comparative genomics in leafhopper-microbe symbioses


Insect Pathogen Interactions



Current Projects

Determination of insect vectors of Rapid Ohia Death, Ceratocystis fimbriata


Hawaiian Insect Evolution



Current Projects

Collaboration with Dimension in Biodivesity Project at UCB.

Adaptive radiation of native Hawaiian leafhoppers and other endemic groups