Dr. Luis Macedo da Silva

E-mail: TBD
I am interested in disease ecology and how the evolution of immunity balances with other life-history traits. Past and current research includes how host-pathogen population structure is affected by individual host/parasite strategies, and which mechanisms underpin these changes.


Silva, L. M.,  Koella, J. C. 2024. Virulence evolution: thinking outside of the host. bioRxiv, 2024-05.
Silva, L. M., King, K. C., & Koella, J. C. 2024. Dissecting transmission to understand parasite evolution. EcoEvoRxiv
Silva, L. M., Koella, J. C. 2024. Complex interactions in the life cycle of a simple parasite shape the evolution of virulence. bioRxiv 2024-01.
Silva, L. M., Acerbi, G., Amann, M., Koella, J. C. 2023. Exposure to Pseudomonas spp. increases Anopheles gambiae insecticide resistance in a population-dependent manner. bioRxiv, 2023-11.
Hidalgo, B. A*., Silva, L. M.*, Franz, M.*, Regoes, R. R., & Armitage, S. A. 2022. Decomposing virulence to understand bacterial clearance in persistent infections. Nature Communications 13, 5023.


2021-2024 SNF Postdoctoral fellow, University of Neuch√Ętel, Switzerland
2021 PhD, Freie University Berlin, Germany
2018 MSc in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology, University of Lisbon, Portugal/University of Muenster, Germany
2016 BSc in Biology, University of Lisbon, Portugal


2021 Swiss National Science Foundation Fellowship