Jillian Detwiler
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Assistant Professor

Office 208 B Buller Buller
(204) 474-8689

I am an evolutionary ecologist that utilizes molecular techniques to address the ecology and evolution of host-parasite interactions. I use a variety of host-parasite systems in field and laboratory settings to address a broad range of topics. My research interests include the impact of host ecology and evolution on patterns of host specificity, and the influence of parasite-mediated selection on adaptive immune genes. My approach integrates neutral markers and ecologically relevant genes with ecological, phylogenetic, and population genetics methods.

Check out the lab website http://detwilerlab.weebly.com

I am recruiting graduate and honours students into my research program. If interested, please email your CV, a copy of your academic transcript, and a brief description of your research background and interests.

Research Interests

Biodiversity, Ecology and Environment, Parasite evolutionary ecology, trematode-snail interactions, host specificity, hybridization, mating systems

Recent Publications

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Important Dates

October 3: Fee Payment Deadline Fall Term

October 4 – October 5: Fall Term break (No classes)

October 8: Thanksgiving Day (University Closed)

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Dr. Maud Ferrari — Friday, October 5 at 3 p.m., 207 Buller.

General seminar: Crackerjack Seminar — Friday, October 12 at 3 p.m., 207 Buller.

General seminar: Crackerjack Seminar — Friday, October 19 at 3 p.m., 207 Buller.

General seminar: Dr. Ari Friedlaender — Friday, October 26 at 3 p.m., 207 Buller.