Join Mike Smanski's Bioengineering Lab

Dr. Mike Smanski's lab is seeking highly motivated undergraduates to work in the exciting field of bioengineering and synthetic biology. We are looking for students who are passionate about basic and translational science, and who want to make an impact in human disease vector control and agricultural pest control. Experience in research is not necessary. Students will work and learn by closely collaborating with Post-docs and graduate students in the lab. Juniors and senior undergraduates have the potential to transition into part-time or full-time employment during the summer and after graduation.

The successful candidate will work on following tasks:

  • Maintaining cultures of engineered organisms.
  • Assisting with new bioengineering pipeline, molecular biology and animal. 
  • Conducting experiments for validating engineered organisms.
  • Making and pouring fly media.
  • Other common lab tasks (washing dishes, autoclaving hazardous waste).

Starting Date: November 2019

Desired Qualifications: Some biology background preferred but not required.

Hours: 10-20 hrs a week (max up to 40 hrs in summers)

To apply: Student should submit a resume to Dr. Mike Smanski ( and Dr. Ambuj Upadhyay (

See for more information about the lab.  

November, 2019