Jake Weissman

Graduate Student

Email: @umd.edu: jw4336

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jlweissman

URL: http://jlwecoevo.weebly.com/


I build mathematical and computational models that explore the ecology and evolution of bacterial (and archaeal) immune systems. Specifically, I am interested in the eco-evolutionary dynamics between bacteria possessing the CRISPR adaptive immune system and their phage predators. I am also investigating if/how the different aspects of the CRISPR system are expected to be tuned to the pathogen environment. Also, I have recently started investigating how local interactions in microbial communities can lead to emergent spatial patterning on a larger scale. My work integrates population and evolutionary dynamics and examines phenomena occurring on a range of spatial and temporal scales.

Jake Weissman

From the gallery

Bearded Capuchin Monkeys Adult Female and Adult Male Sandstone cliffs, northeastern Brazil Bearded Capuchin Monkeys Infants Playing Allison conducting behavioral observation  Digital Elevation Model Capuchin Habitat