I am interested in the regulation of labor and reproduction in animal societies, with a focus on the interplay between social organization and immune function. I received my M.S. from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, where I worked on the sociogenetics of halictine bees. I then did a Ph.D. at ETH Zurich, where I investigated the evolutionary ecology of multiple infections and disease transmission in a trypanosome-bumblebee system.