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.

June 3, 2017


Big welcome to Nick Cooley, who has just joined the lab as the first postdoc! Nick completed his PhD at the University of Missouri working on the design of small molecule fluorescent sensors in the lab of Dr. Timothy Glass. Nick's interdisciplinary background is going to be a great asset as he begins working on natural product biosynthesis.

May 30, 2017


We are very excited to have Ann Donnelly joining us! Ann did her PhD work at Princeton on the development and characterization of artificial proteins. She will be involved in many of the lab's projects, but her primary focus is understanding the evolution of compensatory mutations in antibiotic resistant microorganisms.

May 22, 2017


Welcome to our newest lab member, Deepank Korandla! Deepank is an MS student at CMU who will be working on the problem of gene calling: given a genome, find the genes.