We are super excited to announce that Dakeishla Diaz-Morales will be joining the Wood Lab as a postdoc in January 2024! Dakeishla – Daki for short – will be part of our NSF CAREER-funded historical ecology project, where we are using a before-after-control-impact design to study how parasite abundance changes in response to human impacts like pollution and urbanization. Her PhD – completed in Bernd Sures’ lab at the University of Duisburg-Essen – explored the effect of climate warming on the performance of trematode parasites. Daki also brings experience in environmental toxicology from her Master’s degree on mining impacts in South Africa. Welcome, Daki!