What is the project?
The successful applicant will join a team that is studying the community ecology of disease. The team will be conducting experiments using a model plant-aphid-virus system. Broadly, they are asking how ecological factors influence the transmission of disease and the resulting communities of pathogens. Ecological factors of interest include the fertilization and diversity of plants, the abundance and diversity of aphid vectors, and potential interactions among viruses within infected hosts.
The REU position will include training in:
Applications are required to submit the following information using the online application form:
Due date: March 15, 2018
A stipend of $5000 is provided. Participant must be a US citizen. Expected dates of REU are May 21 – August 10, 2018, but can vary based on availability.
Please email communications to Anita Porath-Krause at firstname.lastname@example.org with REU 2018 in the subject line.