Erhan Yalcindag

Research Fellow


I am an evolutionary biologist and I am primarily interested in the origin, evolution and adaptation processes of parasitic organisms. I examine the ecological and genetic factors that influence genetic diversity and differentiation of parasite populations and infection dynamics in different environments, in a context of biogeography, genetic adaptation and host-parasite relationship. I address these questions with a combination of field and lab work, by using different approaches, including molecular analyses, population genetics, epidemiologic and phylogeographic approaches.

I am currently working on a CTLGH project: High Resolution Genotypes and Phenotypes Associated with Livestock Disease Resistance and Survival


I received a Master in evolutionary biology from University of Montpellier, Montpellier  (France), and a PhD in Biology from MIVEGEC (Infectious Diseases and Vectors: Ecology, Genetics, Evolution and Control) from the University of Montpellier, Montpellier (France).