New faces: Elin Videvall

(Elin Videvall)

(Elin Videvall)

This week we’re pleased to welcome a big group of new contributors to the blog. By way of introduction, I asked each of them to answer a few quick questions about him- or herself. —Jeremy

Who am I?
Elin Videvall, PhD candidate in Evolutionary Biology

Where am I?
I’m in the Molecular Ecology and Evolution Lab at Lund University, Sweden

What do I study?
I study host-microbe interactions in avian systems using genomic and transcriptomic tools. In one of my projects I analyse changes in gene expression of both the avian host and its malaria parasite during an ongoing infection, and in another project I study gut microbiome composition and how it relates to fitness in ostriches.

What do I do when I am not studying?
When I’m not working I like travelling, watching movies, enjoy good food and reading.

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Jeremy Yoder is an Assistant Professor of Biology at California State University, Northridge. He also blogs at Denim and Tweed, and tweets under the handle @jbyoder.
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