Trey is a sixth year graduate student in the Evolution, Ecology, and Population Biology Program. He received his BA from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. During a summer at the University of Georgia, he worked with fluorescent labeling molecules to understand peptidoglycan dynamics in Myxococcus xanthus. At Simpson, Trey used directed mutagenesis to examine the active site of NylC, an enzyme that degrades nylon. Trey is interested in cooperation and conflict in symbioses. He uses theory and Dictyostelium to ask questions about context-dependent interactions, adaptation, and the genetics of conflict.
Trey’s publications can be found here.