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Undergraduate Positions in the Greenham Lab

It’s TIME!!

TIME to start getting that research experience you know you’ll need!
TIME to broaden your molecular knowledge and learn invaluable lab techniques!
TIME to transition from a plant lover into a plant biologist!!

Plants have adapted a variety of ways to cope with their surroundings.  In the Greenham lab, we specifically examine stress response within the context of the circadian clock.  Time of day plays a critical role in stress response; however, genetic regulation of these responses have largely been examined in Arabidopsis with little emphasis on essential crops.  We aim to “fine-tune” stress tolerance by first identifying genes controlled by the clock that mediate this response.  Once we have a better understanding of what genes respond to different stressors throughout the day we can then take a genetic engineering approach to alter these patterns to increase stress tolerance and ultimately plant productivity.

We are currently recruiting motivated, curious, and passionate undergraduate researchers that are interested in any of the following aspects:

  • Plant genomics and evolution
  • Circadian rhythms
  • Abiotic stress
  • Synthetic biology
  • Computational biology and biostatistics
  • Agricultural productivity

Any applicant must be prepared to:

  • Work 6-10 hours in the lab or greenhouse on a weekly basis
  • Participate in weekly lab meetings (approximately one hour) and provide updates on your project.  All lab members are expected to join in on paper discussions, be an active audience member during presentations, and occasionally lead their own paper or research discussion.

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • General plant care and maintenance
  • Sample and data collection
  • Trait measurements during experiments
  • Molecular research
  • Computational analyses

If you are interested in any of these areas, please contact Angela Ricono (Lab Manager; ricon001@umn.edu) with your current CV, a recent (unofficial) transcript and/or additional questions!

Posted 
April, 2019