All people are welcome in our lab. People from groups that are under-represented in the sciences are particularly encouraged to apply. We value diversity!
- Prospective postdocs with funding and with sufficient overlap in research interests are always welcome to apply. Please also feel free to contact me if you would like to pursue other funding opportunities such as the UMN President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (this program seeks to diversify the people and perspectives at UMN), the UMN CBS Grand Challenges in Biology Postdoctoral Program, The Nature Conservancy's NatureNet Science Fellows Program, the SESYNC-LTER Postdoctoral Synthesis Fellowships, the Smith Fellows Program, or other similar programs that support postdocs. Prospective postdocs should read some of my recent publications, and read this document, which outlines my expectations and what postdocs can expect from me. Prospective postdocs should email me a brief cover letter describing your research questions or topics of interest, your CV, and 1 or 2 of your publications.
- Prospective graduate students with sufficient overlap in research interests are welcome to apply. I am actively recruiting a new PhD student. Prospective graduate students should see the EEB graduate program website here, read some of my recent publications, and read this document, which outlines my expectations and what graduate students can expect from me. If after reading this information you feel that we have sufficient overlap in research interests, prospective graduate students should email me a brief cover letter describing your previous research experiences and your research questions or topics of interest. Please also send me your CV. Following the approach of others, I am most interested in your passion for science and nature, your distance traveled (i.e., how you have navigated challenges), and your demonstrated commitment to service. Your GPA and GRE scores will not be used as a filter, but rather as a topic of discussion. Prospective graduate students are also encouraged to apply for Fellowships, such as the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
- Prospective undergraduate students, please learn more about undergraduate research opportunities here, and then send me a brief cover letter describing your interests, indicating which type of research experience interests you, and your resume. In your cover letter, please comment on your passion for science and nature, your distance traveled (i.e., how you have navigated challenges), and your demonstrated commitment to service.