Megan Greishar (co-supervisor Nicole Mideo)
Megan is broadly interested in the strategies parasites use to make a living within a host. She focuses on malaria parasites because they show some very curious behavior, including synchronized cycles of blood stage infection (where parasites invade red blood cells, develop, and burst out in unison) and reproductive restraint, meaning that parasites seem to invest preferentially in proliferating within the host (growth) rather than transmitting to new hosts (reproduction). Megan will be working on life-history evolution in malaria, and on theoretical models of parental provisioning under time constraints.
Hollis Dahn (co-supervisor Bob Murphy)