About the Lab
Located in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary, the Soghigian Lab is fundamentally interested in understanding causes and consequences of parasite and vector diversity. Questions that interest us are many, but two examples: Why are some parasites and biting insects so problematic, while often their near relatives are benign or even beneficial? What can we learn about important phenotypes - like vector competency - from the evolutionary history of mosquitoes?
We use genomic tools and evolutionary methods to answer questions across a range of scales, from population genomics of important vectors like the mosquito Aedes aegypti, to analyses of entire lineages for systematics and macroevolutionary studies.
Aedes triseriatus. Photo by Larry Reeves