Openings

If you are interested to join the laboratory, do contact us about opportunities for postdoctoral research, graduate studentships and undergraduate research experience.

Graduate Studies

Students with an interest in symbiosis, animal-microbial interactions and insect nutrition are especially encouraged to contact us.  Applications can be made through the Graduate Field of Entomology, Graduate Field of Genetics & Development, Graduate Field of Nutrition, or the Graduate Field of Microbiology, with excellent funding opportunities. 
We aim to offer a broad training, providing the opportunity for students to experience independent research and team-working, and enabling them to follow their own research goals.  Specific research skills provided include genomics, molecular and whole-organism physiology, experimental design, and statistics.  We have weekly lab meetings, and students are encouraged to attend regular discussion groups across campus (e.g. Symbiosis Group, Gut Group, Ecology & Evolution of Infection and Disease Group, Plant-Insects Group,... and more) and regular seminars in the Department and across campus. 
To discuss opportunities further, do contact us.  The annual deadline for applications to enroll in the fall of each year is early December of the previous year.  You are recommended to contact us well before the deadline.

 

Undergraduate Opportunities 

Working in a research lab is excellent experience for students intending to enroll into graduate school or take up a career in research.  We regularly have opportunities, especially for students interested in symbiosis, how insects work or in applying bioinformatics tools to biological problems.  Previous experience is not required, but it is essential you are motivated to learn, reliable and have initiative.