Victoria Luizzi

Bronstein Lab

Victoria Luizzi

Bronstein Lab

Education: 

  • University of Arizona, 2018-present
  • BA, Biology, Amherst College (2017)

Research Interests: 

I am interested in how host-associated microbiomes affect their host's interactions with other species. I currently study this in the context of interactions among leafcutter bees, plants, and leaf-associated bacteria and fungi. I ask how the presence of certain leaf microbes or microbial communities affect leaf cutting, alone or in combination with leaf chemistry, and how this could affect outcomes for plants and bees.

Publications: 

  • Luizzi, V. J., M. Friberg, and H. Petrén. 2021. Phenotypic plasticity in floral scent in response to nutrient, but not water, availability in the perennial plant Arabis alpina (Brassicaceae). Functional Ecology 35(8): 1655-1665.
  • Lerner, N., V. Luizzi, J. Antonovics, E. Bruns, and M. E. Hood. 2021. Resistance correlations influence infection by foreign pathogens. The American Naturalist 198(2): 206-218.
  • El-Bassiony, G. M., V. Luizzi, D. Nguyen, J. G. Stoffolano, and A. E. Purdy. 2016. Vibrio cholerae laboratory infection of adult house fly Musca domestica. Medical and Veterinary Entomology DOI: 10.1111/mve.12183.
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Office/Lab Location: BSW 431