I am always looking for enthusiastic, independent and committed students to work in my lab, including undergraduates, 5th year Master's Students, and PhD students. I encourage my students to make the research their own by pursuing avenues that they find interesting. Topics should relate in some way to my research interets, but need not be my exact interests. See below for some possible research projects that are "ready to go"!
I have advised more than 20 undergraduate students, and these mentorships have resulted in 5 peer-reviewed publications with my students as co-authors. Projects undertaken in my lab are geared towards publication in peer-reviewed journals, allowing students to be involved in all aspects of the process.
Students should have a firm understanding of basic biology, including evolution. Some experience with statistics and/or phylogenetics is an asset, but not neccessary to work in my lab. I aim to work closely with my students to give them guidance throughout the project, but the outcome depends on their committment to the research.
To apply, contact me by E-mail and please include the following:
I expect doctoral students to develop their own research and believe that
an important part of a PhD program is to teach the student how to generate
novel hypotheses to test. Some topics that I would like to work on with Doctoral students are:
Evolution of Lizard Limb Morphology