Graduate Students

I expect my graduate students to develop their independent research directions (with guidance) within the context of the focus of the lab. 


To apply to work in my laboratory, please send me the following so I can assess whether you are a good fit for the lab.


1.  A CV or resume detailing

  • your past work and research experiences,

  • your GPA and a breakdown of your GRE scores

  • contact details for professional references.


2.  A cover page (2-3 paragraphs) explaining:  

  • why you are interested in doing research, and why you think your interest fit with my laboratory.

  • the research questions you are interested in addressing, and/or the type of research project you would like to work on (see the Research link).

  • whether you are strongly interested are bioinformatics, molecular lab bench skills (working with DNA/RNA), organismal (working with the animals - mice, reptiles, Daphnia), working in the field work.


If applying, please consider these potential funding opportunities including:

  • AU Presidential Graduate Research Fellowships

  • Auburn University, Cell and Molecular Biology Assistantships 

    • $22,500 award for the first year 

      • Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) to cover tuition 

      • Required laboratory rotations, giving students time to learn advanced laboratory skills & experience various areas of research opportunities 

      • Deadline for receipt of applications is February 1st

      For information and application materials see:

  • National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship Program

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