move to oxf

Big news: I moved from Switzerland to the UK and started my new position at the Department of Zoology at Oxford. So excited! https://www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/people/dr-elisa-granato https://zoo-kfoster.zoo.ox.ac.uk/node/33

phd defense

IT IS DONE! On Sept 15th I successfully defended my PhD thesis. It was an amazing feeling. Thanks to everyone for coming and making this a day I will never forget. You can read the thesis here: “Evolution of Cooperation and Virulence in an Opportunistic Pathogen” (2017)

3rd chapter pub

Paper published: My third thesis chapter was accepted for publication in BMC Biology (2017). I experimentally evolved bacteria to test whether they would evolve back to being cooperators after they had evolved to be cheaters. Turns out … they don’t! You can read the paper here (Open Access)