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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Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Angela Young, MSc Defense: “Anadromy versus non-anadromy in the Canadian Arctic: variation in the lake ecology and life history of two allopatric Arctic Charr (Salvelinus alpinus) populations in Cumberland Sound on South Baffin” — Thursday, November 22 at 1:30 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Dr. Peter Bubenik — Friday, November 23 at 3 p.m..

General seminar: Madiha Khan: “Dissecting the structure and dynamics of plant immunity networks” — Monday, November 26 at 2:30 p.m., 201 BSB.

General seminar: Dr. Christopher Lortie — Friday, November 30 at 3 p.m., 207 Buller.