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 for all of the 2020-2021 academic year.
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: The College of Medicine is currently not allowing undergrads in the lab during the Covid-19 pandemic. This policy could very well change at some point during the academic year, but will likely be allowed only for students who enrolled in BIO199, BIO395 or MI 397.
High School students
Unfortunately, there are no openings in the lab for high school students during the 20120-2021 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.
There are currently no openings in the lab for staff scientists.