The Lind Lab is just establishing at Uppsala University, thanks to a Junior Researcher Startup Grant from the Swedish Research Council VR.
We are interested in life history evolution in general, and our current research is focused around two connected themes:
(1) Evolution of inheritance systems (phenotypic plasticity, parental and epigenetic inheritance) during adaptation to heterogeneous environments
(2) The role of life-history trade-offs during the evolution of long lifespan
We investigate these questions using experimental evolution, artificial selection, pharmaceutical and genetic manipulations in the powerful Caenorhabditis remanei and C. elegans nematode model systems.