Megan Rúa


My research draws from evolutionary biology, community ecology, and statistical modeling to develop inferences about the role abiotic and biotic forces play in shaping host-microbe interactions.  In particular, I am interested in addressing questions related to the outcome and environmental impact of host-microbe interactions. I address these questions using a combination of field, greenhouse, and theoretical studies across a wide range of hosts which allows for a rigorous exploration of host-microbe-microbe dynamics. I completed my B.S. (2006) at Rice University and my Ph.D (2012) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I was an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Mississippi from 2012-2015 and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the National Institute of Mathematical and Biological Sciences from 2015-2016. I joined the department of Biological Sciences at Wright State University in 2016. More information about my work can be found at​