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