The Lindsey Lab uses functional genomics to understand insect biology across symbiotic and parasitic associations. Our research merges molecular biology, genomics, evolution, computational biology, microbiology, and entomology to uncover fundamental mechanisms of species interactions with a major focus on the insect reproductive symbiont, Wolbachia.

Our pipettes were unwrapped in July of 2020 and we are looking forward to building a welcoming and diverse group of scientists who are fascinated by symbiosis.

We are located on the Saint Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and are affiliated with the Department of Entomology, the Microbial and Plant Genomics Institute, the Entomology Graduate Program, and the Plant and Microbial Biology Graduate Program.