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
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 108 - Introduction to Biological Diversity

Examines the major lineages of life on Earth. Overview of evolutionary principles and classification, the history of life, and the key adaptations of prokaryotes, protists, fungi, plants, and animals. Laboratories survey the diversity of biological form and function, and introduce students to data collection and scientific writing. Prerequisite: Biology 30. Note: BIOL 107 is not a prerequisite for BIOL 108. BIOL 107 and 108 can be taken in either term.

Winter Term 2023

ZOOL 352 - Principles of Parasitism

An introduction to protozoan, helminth and arthropod parasites of animals; principles of host and parasite adaptations, host defense, pathology, epidemiology, and ecology, and control of parasitic infections. World wide web-based laboratory tutorials emphasize morphology, life cycles, behavior, systematics and life history of parasites. Prerequisite: a 200-level Biological Sciences course (ZOOL 250 and IMIN 200 recommended).

Fall Term 2022

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