Join the lab!

We are always looking for highly-motivated undergraduate and graduate students to join our lab.

Graduate Students
Graduate students interested in joining the lab should contact me directly to discuss their interests, as well as submit an application to the University of Pittsburgh’s graduate program through the Department of Biological Sciences. I encourage my students to collaborate with me on existing projects and study systems, as well as develop their own research interests. I am willing to advise students working in other areas so long as their questions are close enough to my own areas of expertise.

Financial Support
The Department of Biological Sciences at Pitt provides support for PhD students primarily through teaching assistantships. Some form of financial support is typically available for five years. During the first year of a PhD, students are supported by a University of Pittsburgh Fellowship and are not required to teach. Research assistantships and fellowships may be available during the program as funding permits. Further details can be found on the department’s website.

Students are also encouraged to apply for outside funding, see links below:
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
DOE fellowship
EPA STAR Fellowships
Ford Foundation Fellowships
American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowship
McKnight Doctoral Fellowship (Minorities)
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Smithsonian Institution


Highly motivated undergraduates are encouraged to contact me about opportunities to get hands-on research experience in ecology and evolutionary biology.


Prospective postdocs should contact me to discuss research interests and potential funding opportunities. I also encourage you to take a look at the fellowship opportunities below:
University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowships
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Smithsonian Institution
NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology
NSF International Research Fellowship Program
Michigan Society of Fellows
University of British Columbia Biodiversity Research Center
UC Davis