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Dr. Rebecca T Batstone
Degree(s): MSc, PhD
Job Title: Assistant Professor
Institution: McMaster University
Work Phone: 9055259140×23539
Section Affiliation: Infections and Immunity
I study the ecology and evolution of plant-microbe symbioses, using the keystone legume-rhizobium interaction as a model. I combine quantitative genetics, population genomics, and experimental evolution approaches to understand the genetic basis of microbial adaptation and its knock-on effects on plant traits.
Keywords: symbiosis, mutualism, coevolution, adaptation, symbiotic extended phenotypes