Welcome to the Rainey Lab

The lab comprises scientists with a range of interests and expertise in evolution, microbial genetics, population biology and ecology. Our work is motivated by the need for a more mechanistic understanding of ecological and evolutionary process. Our research themes integrate a range of scientific disciplines — from experimental evolution, to infectious disease, and from the evolution of individuality to molecular microbiology. Our interests span several hierarchical levels, from genes (and proteins), chromosomes, cells, groups, through to ecosystems.

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Unique NZ


Our lab provides a unique opportunity to study and work in a collaborative atmosphere and idyllic setting. Feel free to contact us if you're interested in postgraduate research opportunities!