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The Perlman Lab

Symbiosis and Parasitism

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Dr. Steve Perlman
Department of Biology
University of Victoria

Office: Cunningham 160F
Office phone: 250-721-6319
Lab: Cunningham 160
Lab phone: 250-472-4493

Research in the lab focuses on the evolution and ecology of associations between hosts (mostly insects!) and the organisms that infect them, from parasites and pathogens to obligate mutualists, from nematodes and parasitoids to inherited bacterial endosymbionts. Interests also include selfish genetic elements, disease ecology and evolution, unusual genetic systems and life histories, and insects in general.

Our lab is part of CIFAR's Integrated Microbial Biodiversity Program