IU Biology welcomes Jennifer Lau to its Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior Program.
Associate Professor Jen Lau is a community ecologist and evolutionary ecologist—studying plant population response to human-caused environmental change, ecology and evolution of species interactions, and natural selection in the wild. She’s been with IU Biology since August 2018.
Education: Postdoctoral research associate, Univ. of Minnesota, 2005-07; Ph.D., Population Biology, Univ. of California, Davis, 2005
Previous position: Associate Professor, Michigan State Univ., Kellogg Biological Station and Dept. of Plant Biology
Roots: York, Pennsylvania
What you might not know about her: Lau plans to run the Kalamazoo marathon in May, but she’s only in it for the bacon (it’s the only marathon with a “bacon station”—a block party that hands out bacon to the runners in her old neighborhood back in Michigan).