Pfister Lab

Welcome to Cathy Pfister’s website

I am a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution, The Committee of Evolutionary Biology, and the co-Director of The Microbiome Center at the University of Chicago

Mark Bitter earns his PhD!

Brooke Weigel named Harper Fellow

Brooke received the prestigious University of Chicago’s William R Harper award to recognize her dissertation.

New Publication

Mark Bitter’s publication on mussel response to ocean acidification is published:

Bitter, M.C., Kapsenberg, L., Gattuso, J.-P., Pfister, C.A., 2019. Standing genetic variation fuels rapid adaptation to ocean acidification. Nature Communications 10, 5821.

A COVID-era outdoor and mobile field lab for studying kelp performance in Washington coastal waters. Fits in the back of a minivan.