Dr Lex Kraaijeveld is a Principal Teaching Fellow in Ecology and Evolution within Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton.
I am interested in the interplay between ecological and evolutionary processes, specifically in the interaction between insects and their parasites or pathogens. A large part of my work uses Drosophila melanogaster and its parasitoids (mostly the braconid Asobara tabida) or pathogens (the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana and the microsporidian Tubulinosema kingi) and focuses on the (co)evolution of resistance and counter-resistance.
2018-present: Senior Tutor, Exams Officer. University of Southampton, UK.
2016-present: Principal Teaching Fellow in Ecology and Evolution. University of Southampton, UK
2014-2018: Director of Programmes. University of Southampton, UK.
2006-2016: Lecturer in Ecology and Evolution. University of Southampton, UK.
1996-2005: Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park, UK.
1994-1996: Postdoctoral Research Associate. Department of Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park, UK.
1994: PhD. University of Leiden, The Netherlands.