Adamo Lab

Invertebrate Behavioural Physiology

Hi, my name is Sungwoo Song and I am a 4th year student doing an honours project in neuroscience. I joined the lab in the fall of 2018, helping with experiments on crickets. Currently, I am conducting my own research project about the interaction between the immune system, predator induced stress, and glycogen storage the muscles of the tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta). I am eager to learn more and gain more experience in scientific research. 

Sungwoo Song

Hello reader! I am a third year undergrad student studying Neuroscience at Dal. I’ve had the privilege of working in the Adamo lab since the summer of 2020. First as an USRA recipient and later as part of my third year research project. I’ve mostly been extracting tick DNA and performing qPCR on it, testing for the presence of the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. These ticks have had their questing behaviour, soil conditions, surrounding temperature, and survival rate monitored. So hopefully we can learn something about how the Lyme disease bacteria affects the tick and maybe even theorize about future methods for controlling ticks. It’s cool stuff. I hope to continue research after undergrad.

Jeffrey Zbarsky

Hello! My name is Lindsey, and I am a second year Microbiology and Immunology student. I started volunteering in the lab in the second semester of my first year, and I love to help out in whatever way I can. I am hoping to gain as much hands-on experience as possible, and the Adamo Lab is great for that! I am excited to continue to work in the lab and expand my skills in as many ways as possible.ed to learn and grow as a researcher as I pursue my endeavors in the scientific field. 

Lindsey Mace