April 20, 2018


We all had a great time getting to know other labs at the Pittsburgh Center for Evolutionary Biology and Medicine annual retreat. This year we did a series of interactive exercises culminating in each team developing an evolutionary medicine project.

April 1, 2018


The lab put together a video to celebrate the first anniversary of the Wright Lab! Many thanks to Maria Bond for the video editing and the entire lab for contributing content. We hope you enjoy the video.

March 23, 2018


The lab volunteered to judge contestants at the Pittsburgh Regional Science Fair. There were lots of really neat science projects done by local high school students.

March 21, 2018


For our first lab anniversary the team went out to dinner to celebrate. It was great getting everyone together, including future lab members who will be joining the team this summer!

March 2, 2018


Erik visits the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to present his work on gene flow among bacterial species at the Supercomputing and Life Sciences Symposium.

February 1, 2018


We are excited to announce that Caroline Birer has joined our team! Caroline recently completed her PhD in natural products chemistry and molecular ecology at the University of French Guiana. In the Wright lab, Caroline will be working on understanding the language of intercellular communication among members of the microbiome.

January 26, 2018


Erik presented on his work on deriving the distribution of descendants at Florida State University's Ecology and Evolution Seminar.