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A Bug’s Life: Tate lab members talk about parasites and insects with kids at MegaMicrobe

Members of the Tate lab set up microscopes and supervised SunArt at MegaMicrobe last Saturday to expose school-kids to different life stages of Tribolium beetles and their protozoan and bacterial parasites. The event was extremely well attended by lots of curious students, and everyone had a great time. Special thanks to Justin Critchlow for spearheading…

Posted by on October 21, 2019 in News

Recruiting a Postdoctoral Scholar – July 2019

Are you interested in studying the evolution of immune systems? We are hiring! Please see our ad for application details: Postdoc_Ad_7_1_19

Posted by on July 2, 2019 in News

Research Assistant Opening – May 2019

Interested in disease ecology, evolutionary immunology, and/or co-infection? Want to live in a really fun city? My lab is hiring a full-time research assistant! Job description and application available here:

Posted by on May 3, 2019 in News

Three lab students present their research at the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair

The lab was well-represented at the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair on Sept. 27, where Abby Perry and Ana Torres, sponsored by NSF DEB Research Experiences for Undergraduates, and Faith Rovenolt, sponsored by a VUSRP fellowship, presented their summer research. Abby presented new data on the effect of Wolbachia infection on immune system dynamics in flour beetles. Ana…

Posted by on October 8, 2018 in News

Summer begins with accolades for students

Congratulations to undergraduate students Faith Rovenolt on being awarded a VUSRP fellowship, and Abby Perry, Emma Blackford, and Ana Torres on NSF-sponsored REU fellowship awards to conduct research in the lab this summer. Congratulations too to Justin Critchlow on being awarded a VI4 mini-sabbatical fellowship to continue his promising work on flour beetle microbiomes in…

Posted by on June 7, 2018 in News

Welcome to Justin Critchlow!

Justin has joined us as a graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences. This summer, he will be delving into the world of T. castaneum functional genomics to understand the impact of immune pathway feedbacks on resistance and tolerance to bacterial infections.

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in News

Welcome to Derrick Jent!

Derrick Jent has joined the lab as our new Research Assistant. Derrick previously worked on fungal infections in spiders and crickets, and most recently delved into the mysteries of citrus greening disease. He will be applying his penchant for insect infection systems to study host-microbe interactions during co-infection.

Posted by on April 17, 2017 in News

Research Assistant Opening

Update 2/23/17 – position has been upgraded to a research assistant II (two years experience required). We are looking for a diligent and enthusiastic technician to join the lab! Responsibilities include performing experiments, keeping the lab in good working order, and assisting with the training of new lab members. Experiments will be based primarily in…

Posted by on January 20, 2017 in News

Lab opens Jan. 2017!

Stay tuned for opportunities to join the lab.

Posted by on December 11, 2016 in News