Contact the Faculty of Science


Lien Luong

Associate Professor


Biological Sciences

About Me

2007-2011 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, CIDD, Pennsylvania State University

2005-2007 PDF Department of Biology, University of Cincinnati

2004 PhD Entomology, University of California, Davis

1998 MSc Biology, University of California, Riverside

1996 BSc Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis


My research focuses on the ecology and evolution of host-parasite interactions. The research in my lab investigates: 1) the evolution of parasitism, 2) phenotypic plasticity in parasites, and 3) the physiological ecology of parasitism. Additional research in my lab examines parasite transmission dynamics and the biotic and abiotic factors that drive these processes.


BIOL 108: Introduction to Biological Diversity

BIOL 495 and BIOL 595: Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases

BIOL 299, 399, 498, 499: Research Project Courses