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Andrea Darby

amd439@cornell.edu

Research Interest: I am interested in host-microbe interactions, and I am specifically interested in the Drosophila gut microbiome. I want to study evolution in context of the microbiome such as how does host genetic variation impact its gut microbiome and vice versa. I currently investigate the potential role the Drosophila melanogaster microbiome may have in the tradeoff of surviving environmental stress and infection.