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Ebbs Lab at SUNY Purchase 

The Ebbs Lab is focused on using population genetic approaches to elucidate evolutionary histories and community structure within complex host-parasite systems. A central theme is to understand how host-specific traits influence parasite evolution and community assembly. We primarily focus on parasites and pathogens of waterfowl and freshwater snails. 

Our research is collections based, relying on and contributing to natural history collections. 


February 2023 - Article in Purchase Magazine 


August 2022 - Ebbs labs welcomes Amelia Whitehurst and Suhani Kunam to the lab!

July 2022 - PI-Erika Ebbs awarded National Science Foundation BRC-BIO grant 


July 2022 - Ebbs invited to speak at the American Society of Parasitologist meeting in College Station, Texas 

July 2022 - Phylogenomics of Schistosomatidae published in Pathogens

June 2022 - Second year mentoring in Bridges to Baccalaureate program 

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Erika T. Ebbs


Purchase College, SUNY

Office hours by appointment


Freestate, South Africa 

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