Research Opportunities

 
Research Opportunities 
  • Gain first-hand research experience at the bench or in the field.
  • Earn Independent Study credit in Biological Sciences
  • Pursue thesis research toward graduation with Latin Honors
  • Possibly earn a stipend as a research assistant

Our faculty and graduate students are doing research that ranges widely across the life sciences from the identification of new therapeutic targets to combat staphylococcal infections to the use of weather surveillance radar to study bird migration, from the molecular proccesses responsible for the formation of new blood vessels to the nature of competitive interactions among stream fishes. 

Research Opportunities

*Not a complete listing of all research positions within the department of Biological Sciences.

Faculty name:        Dr. Fengwei Bai
 
Type of opening:    Graduate student (MS or Ph.D)

Type of research:   Virological and immunological researches to study immunopathogenesis of mosquito-transmitted viruses and to develop antivirals by using cell culture and mouse models.

Semester position opens:   Fall 2017

Application submission deadline:  2/15/17

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Faculty Name:         Dr. Jacob Schaefer

Type of opening:     Graduate student (MS or Ph.D)

Type of research:    Evolutionary ecology or conservation of stream fishes.

Semester position opens:   Fall 2017

Application submission deadline:  2/15/17

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Faculty Name:         Dr. Dmitri Mavrodi

Type of opening:     Graduate student (MS or Ph.D)

Type of research:    Research will focus on the molecular aspects of interactions between beneficial rhizosphere bacteria and plants

Semester position opens:   Fall 2017

Application submission deadline:    2/15/17 

 

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Faculty Name:         Dr. Donald Yee

Type of opening:     Graduate student

Type of research:    Ecology of container mosquitos  in US; Insect ecology in Puerto Rico

Semester position opens:   Fall 2017

Application submission deadline:    2/15/17 

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Faculty Name:         Dr. Kevin Kuehn

Type of opening:     Graduate student (MS or Ph.D)

Type of research:   Research will focus on the biomass and production dynamics of microbial decomposer communities (bacteria and fungi) associated with decaying plant litter in freshwater ecosystems

Semester position opens:   Fall 2017

Application submission deadline:    2/15/17  

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You may search for other available research opportunities through the College of Science and Technology Center for Undergraduate Research.

 Dr. Mohamed Elasri

 
Contact the Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, Dr. Janet Donaldson to discuss research possibilities and visit with faculty to share with them your enthusiasm for doing science.