November 19, 2017


This weekend we put our teamwork to use in breaking out of an escape room in Pittsburgh. The challenge was to figure out how to clone a fellow scientist. We broke the local record by completing the puzzle 20 minutes early (Nick got cloned!).

November 15, 2017


We are excited to announce that Lauren Rost has joined our team as the first PhD student! Lauren is part of the doctoral training program in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Pitt. Her research involves mining electronic health records to learn about the impact of antibiotic resistance on the healthcare system (and vise-versa).

October 19, 2017


The Wright lab was recently featured in the Department's newsletter: Informatics Today. Check it out here.

August 20, 2017


We celebrated the end of summer with a lab hike in North Park. It was a great team building experience on a beautiful day.

August 9, 2017


Congratulations to Adithya for successfully completing his undergraduate research this summer. We are going to miss his cheerful presence in the lab!

August 5, 2017


Today the lab volunteered with Market Science Pittsburgh, a monthly science outreach event at the Bloomfield Farmer's Market. This month's theme was soil, which included examining soil under a microscope, looking at soil bacteria on a Petri dish, and performing a reaction with H2O2.

June 12, 2017


We are very happy to have María Rebolleda Gómez joining our team! María completed her PhD at the University of Minnesota in the lab of Michael Travisano, where she studied the evolution of multicellularity. In the Wright Lab, María will be applying experimental evolution to understand how spatial structure constrains the adaptive landscape.