Graduate Research Opportunities
Faculty in the Department of Biology look for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers to work with them. Openings change year-by-year depending on current staffing and funding levels. The faculty listed below have active research programs that, in general, are recruiting graduate students.
Go to the Research page for a grouping of faculty by research area with descriptions of research, or select any faculty member to learn more about his or her research interests.
- Peter Armbruster: Evolutionary dynamics of range expansion, adaptation genomics, diapause.
- Shweta Bansal: Network modeling of disease; quantitative disease ecology; epidemiology and public/animal health problems.
- Shaun Brinsmade: Bacterial pathogenesis; nutrient sensing. (recruiting students for fall of 2021)
- Thomas Coate: Developmental neuroscience; axon guidance; inner ear neurobiology.
- Isaac Cervantes-Sandoval: Encoding memory; mechanisms of forgetting; neurobiology. (recruiting students for fall of 2021)
- Heidi Elmendorf: Cell biology of Giardia; genome organization and structure.
- Matthew Hamilton: Population genetics and mathematical biology. (recruiting students for fall of 2021)
- Haiyan He: Neurobiology; plasticity; inhibitory neurons. (recruiting students for fall of 2021)
- Jeff Huang: CNS neuron-glia interactions, myelin biogenesis, inflammation, and regeneration.
- Sarah Johnson: Geobiology, astrobiology.
- Kathleen Maguire-Zeiss: Neuroinflammation; misfolded protein disorders; neuron-glia communication; neurodegenerative diseases
- Janet Mann: Behavior of dolphins; mother-calf interactions; social networks. (recruiting students for fall of 2021)
- Pete Marra: Migratory birds; conservation
- Leslie Ries: Butterfly community dynamics; biogeography, climate and land-use change, ecological and biodiversity informatics.
- Ronda Rolfes: Regulation of gene expression; inositol pyrophosphate signaling; molecular genetics of yeasts Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Candida albicans. (recruiting students for fall of 2021)
- Mark Rose: Cell biology in the budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae; cell and nuclear fusion, regulation of meiosis.
- Anne Rosenwald:Protein trafficking in Saccharomyces cerevisiae; cell wall biosynthesis in Candida glabrata; microbial genomics.
- Elena Silva: Neurogenesis and the evolution of the CNS. (recruiting students for fall of 2021)
- Steve Singer: Host-parasite interactions, Giardia immunology. (recruiting students for fall of 2021)
- Martha Weiss: Evolutionary ecology; plant-animal interactions and butterfly learning, wasp learning and caterpillar behavior.(recruiting students for fall of 2021)
- Gina Wimp: Community ecology; genetic and environmental factors that structure biodiversity. (recruiting students for fall of 2021)