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Hello! I am a PhD student studying insect eco-immunology. I am interested in why cold activates the immune system in some insects and what the interactions are between cold stress and pathogen stress in overwintering insects. Overall, I am interested in how environmental stress affects and immune system and especially how multiple stressors interact to alter immunocompetence. Below is a list of some skills I have acquired, my contact information and a list of publications. Feel free to contact me!
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Main topicEdit

Eco-immunology

Special skillzEdit

General immune techniques and manipulations (antibacterial activity, phenoloxidase activity, melanization)

Neutral lipid analysis with TLC-FID

Building field cages

BCA/Bradford assays

Kinetic and endpoint spectrophotometric assays

Low-temperature manipulations

Contact InformationEdit

lfergus9@uwo.ca

ext 89158

Office: BGS 2035

PublicationsEdit

Upcoming presentationsEdit

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