Interested in joining the lab?
I value my role as a mentor. People who have worked in my lab or taken classes with me know that I am tough (I have high expectations for each of you!), but very supportive. As a trainee in my lab, you will learn to design, perform, and analyze well-controlled experiments, and you will work towards proficiency in both oral and written forms of scientific communication. I encourage trainees to submit abstracts to present their research at both national and international meetings.
Applicants should contact me directly via email. Please describe your short-term and long-term career goals. Tell me why you are interested in our work, and what specific questions you would like to address in my lab. What skill sets would you bring to us, and what would you hope to learn?
First year IBS students who would like to do a rotation in the lab should contact me directly in person or by email. The lab is open to rotation students during the Spring 2021 semester.
There are often opportunities for volunteering or doing research for credit in the lab. Please email me and tell me why you are interested in doing research and how much time you have to devote to research activities. You can learn about completing a Minor in Microbiology here. NOTE: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the College of Medicine is currently only allowing undergrads in the lab who are enrolled in BIO199, ABT395, or BIO395/397.
High School students
Unfortunately, there are no openings in the lab for high school students during the 2020-2021 academic year. The Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics sponsors a summer fellowship program for high school students and you can find out more about that here.
Research Analyst. We are currently looking for someone to work on a 2 year funded project. This person should have familiarity working with mice (surgery training is a plus) and extensive experience with confocal microscopy. The job posting can be found here.
Senior Laboratory Technician. We are also looking to immediately hire a recent college graduate for an entry level position. This person would isolate macrophages from intestinal tissue and use flow cytometry to isolate particular subsets of cells for in vitro infection experiments.
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