Clay Cressler

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Assistant Professor Biological Sciences ccressler2@unl.edu Manter Hall 424

Research Interests

My research focuses on understanding how ecological and evolutionary dynamics are shaped by the cross-scale interaction between individual-level and population-level processes. Currently, I am studying how host diet influences within-host and between-host disease processes, ultimately shaping host and parasite evolution. Because both the immune system and parasites require host resources, diet has a fundamental but often over-looked role in regulating the outcome of infection. Moreover, diet generates feedbacks between within-host and among-host processes.

Recent Publications

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Specialization:
  • Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease
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Education:
  • Ph.D. University of Michigan
  • B.S. Hope College