Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology
Postdoc, Indiana University
PhD, University of California Riverside
BA, San José State University
I am broadly interested in symbiosis, from mutualism to parasitism, but especially like thinking about complex inter-species interactions that are difficult to place on that spectrum. I try to understand a biological system across different scales and resolutions by connecting genomic and evolutionary data to molecular mechanisms. Wolbachia has grabbed my attention due to the context-dependent nature of its interaction with insects, and the seemingly endless ways it affects insect biology.
PhD Student, Entomology
BS, Augsburg University, Summa Cum Laude
Email: frick146 [at] umn [dot] edu
Check out “Opportunities” to see what is available, or shoot Amelia an email.
Honorary Lab Members
Annie Lyra and Hannah Tubby — named after fly mutants.
Fostering, Madison WI
Puppy Obedience, Bloomington IN
Small Mammal Alert System Certification, Everywhere