Alex Wong joined Carleton as a Banting postdoctoral fellow, and is now an Assistant Professor in Biology. His research is focused on the genetic causes and consequences of biological adaptation. He is interested both in characterizing the direct genetic targets of natural selection, and in studying the indirect effects of selection throughout the genome. One of his main research projects is an experimental evolutionary study of antibiotic resistance in the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. He uses a wide variety of tools, including the computational analysis of population genetic and comparative genomic data, experimental evolution, and molecular genetics.