Graduate students interested in working on phylogeny, taxonomy, and evolution of any insect group, but particularly beetles, may apply to come to Berkeley and join the lab. Applications are due 1 Dec 2016 (http://ourenvironment.berkeley.edu/graduate-programs/admissions/). Look at the ESPM website (https://ourenvironment.berkeley.edu/graduate-programs/degrees/the-phd-program) for more information about the program and opportunities at Berkeley. Applicants should have a background or strong interest in insect systematics and students with a master’s degree are preferred. Students would start in fall 2017.
Currently, the lab is seeking students to be team members in an NSF-funded multidisciplinary research project: The Genetic Basis, Biosynthetic Pathways and Evolution of Geadephagan Chemical Defense that includes collaborations among researchers at UC, Berkeley; San Diego State University; University of Arizona; and Steven’s Institute of Technology. Graduate students interested in working on understanding the function and evolution of defensive chemistry in Adephagan beetles with a preference for students with a master’s degree and a background or strong interest in insect chemical ecology, molecular biology, and phylogenetics. Students would start in fall 2017. The application is due 1 Dec 2016 (http://ourenvironment.berkeley.edu/graduate-programs/admissions/).