Welcome to the Rainey Lab

The lab comprises scientists with a range of interests and expertise in evolution, microbial genetics, population biology and ecology.

Interested in our work? Find out about specific research projects below by following the links or come and visit us. The topics of research are diverse. 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. Follow the links below to find out a little more on each of the research areas listed below.

Lab meeting

Lab meetings

Journal club and lab meeting presentation schedules are here.

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!