Host-symbiont interactions and insect communities provide ideal models for investigating diverse evolutionary and ecological processes. 

At the ISEE lab, we try to explain the observed variations in prevalence and penetrance of a Wolbachia infection in insect populations. In particular, we investigate how symbiotic micro-organisms may influence insect communities and food-webs, and how the diverse interactions between species of insect communities may facilitate the horizontal transfer of their endosymbionts.

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News from the Lab

Grants and Awards:

  1. 2019.Academy of Finland Research Fellowship, The University of Helsinki, Finland

2018. Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship, Lund University, Sweden


  1. 2019.Gordon conference on animal symbiosis. USA

  2. 2020.2018. Biology of Butterflies Conference, Bangalore, India



Abroon P, Ashori A, Duplouy A, and Kishani Farahani H (PrePrint) Wolbachia manipulates host pre-imaginal learning in a parasitoid wasp. BioRxiv doi:10.1101/825455.

Miraldo A, and Duplouy A (2019) High Wolbachia strain diversity in a clade of dung beetles endemic to Madagascar. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7:157. pdf

Shropshire JD, Leigh B, Bordenstein SR, Duplouy A, Riegler M, Brownlie JC, and Bordenstein SR (2019) Models and nomenclature for cytoplasmic incompatibility: caution over premature conclusions - A response to Beckmann et al. 2019. Trends in Genetics. pdf