Lien Luong

Associate Professor, Faculty of Science - Biological Sciences


Associate Professor, Faculty of Science - Biological Sciences
(780) 492-1818
B-326, B-330 Bio Science - Botany Wing
11355 - Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton AB
T6G 2E9



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


BIOL 298 - Understanding Biological Research

An introduction to the process of scientific research including the different approaches to research within biology, formulating research questions, hands-on skill development, experimental design, data collection and analysis, critical thinking, communication of findings, ethics, and career opportunities. Students will attend lectures and selected seminars, and participate in biological research under the supervision of an academic staff member in the Department of Biological Sciences. Open to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science with preference given to students in Honors and Specialization Programs in the Department of Biological Sciences, and BSc General students (Biological Sciences major). Consent of Department of Biological Sciences required. All students must apply for admission. Prerequisite: BIOL 107 or 108 or SCI 100. See the Biological Sciences website for more details at

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