Welcome to the Ezenwa Lab where we study host-parasite interactions in wild animals. Our work places an emphasis on linking processes across scales of biological organization. To do this, we investigate how immunological, physiological, behavioral, ecological, and evolutionary phenomenon shape interactions between hosts and parasites and the consequences of these interactions for broad scale patterns of disease. We’re interested in all types of parasitic organisms, including macroparasites (e.g., worms) and microparasites (e.g., bacteria, viruses) and our work combines experimental and observational field (and sometimes lab) studies with various laboratory approaches and theory to address outstanding questions about the ecology of infectious diseases in natural populations.