Mandy Gibson

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Biology
Office location and address
90 Geldard Driv
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
A general test of the genetic basis of parasite resistance across genetic and environmental contexts
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of General Medical Science
August 01, 2020 – June 30, 2025
Modeling the Evolution of Disease Resistance in a Variable World
Source: Jeffress Memorial Trust
September 30, 2020 – June 30, 2022
BIOL 150: Special Topics in Biology
Special Topics in Biology.
BIOL 4012: Evolution and Ecology of Infectious Diseases
Credits: 3
In this course, we'll dive into our current understanding of the evolution and ecology of parasitic interactions through primary literature, modeling, and experimental design. Throughout, we will focus on generating and testing hypotheses, evaluating theoretical models with evidence, drawing parallels between diverse domains of life, and connecting evolutionary and ecological ideas to today's past, present, and future epidemics.
BIOL 4559: New Course in Biology
Credits: 1–4
New course in the subject of biology.
BIOL 4920: Independent Research in Biology
Credits: 2
Independent research for qualified undergraduates under the direction of a faculty member within the Biology Department. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
BIOL 8070: Colloquium in Population Biology
Credits: 2
A weekly conference arranged around a current topic. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
BIOL 8084: Advanced Ecology and Evolution 4
Credits: 2
This course introduces grad students to a breadth and depth of concepts and theories in modern ecology and evolutionary biology.. The course is taught by a different BIOL faculty each spring, with different faculty rotating into the course in alternate years, providing expertise in molecular population genetics, genomics, phylogenetics, integrative biology, speciation, microevolution, life-history evolution, and mating systems.
BIOL 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
BIOL 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
BIOL 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.