Welcome to the Emerging Infectious Disease Ecology Lab (aka the JJ Lab)! Our lab investigates the biological and evolutionary basis for microbial colonization of plants. We focus on how pathogenic bacteria evolve and adapt to colonize different plant tissue. Xanthomonas is our primary pathogen we study.

We are currently hiring undergraduate research assistants! Students will be responsible for lab upkeep and have the opportunity to assist in research projects. Please apply here.