Students will apply to research laboratories (up to three) in the Biology Department. This year, we have 10 laboratories available for you (brief description of each lab available below). After a successful interview with the faculty member, students will spend few hours per week (1-4 hours depending on the agreement between the student and the professor) in the lab for interacting with the professor and graduate students in the laboratory.

Students are not expected to perform experiments nor do lab chores (e.g. dish washing). If the professor permits, students may assist a simple task assisting the on-going project.

Time table: Application widow: 9 a.m. September 21 – 9 a.m., September 24. 

Complete the form below and click “Submit”. Lab options are below the form.

Follow the instructions and the application period strictly. Faculty members are asked not to interview when the applicant package is not complete.

  • Resume (1-page) and Cover Letter/Personal Statement (maximum 1page) as email attachments. Use the .pdf file format.
  • Include your LinkedIn account link in the resume.
  • Spell check the text
  • Ask a couple of people to proofread your application package

Interview will be scheduled during September 25 – October 2.

Professors will send the list of accepted students to the instructor by 5 p.m. October 3.

Interview result will be notified to the students by 9 a.m. October 4.

Shadowing duration: October – November.

 


Lab options (choose 3)

Lab 1 with John Dighton and Katalin Malcolm: Soil nutrient dynamics; forestry; mycorrhizae, fungi, environmental pollution

Lab 1 with John Dighton and Katalin Malcolm

Areas of Special Interest: Soil nutrient dynamics; forestry; mycorrhizae, fungi, environmental pollution 
Email address: dighton@marine.rutgers.edu 
Office Phone: (856) 225-6145 
Office: Sci 201A (note: lab is off-campus at Pinelands Field Station and requires driving to the lab)
Website: https://pinelands.camden.rutgers.edu/

Lab 2 with Andrey Grigoriev: Genome organization, evolution and manifestation; cancer

Lab 2 with Andrey Grigoriev

Areas of Special Interest: Genome organization, evolution and manifestation; cancer 
Note: research in this lab is purely done on a computer. When applying, please mention your computer skills. 
Email address: agrigoriev@camden.rutgers.edu 
Office Phone: (856) 225-2960 
Office: SCI 205 
Website: http://grigoriev.rutgers.edu/

Lab 3 with Eric Klein: Bacterial pathogenesis and microbial adhesion

Lab 3 with Eric Klein

Areas of Special Interest: Bacterial pathogenesis and microbial adhesion
Email address: eric.a.klein@rutgers.edu
Office Phone: (856) 614-9551 
Office: Waterfront Technology Center, Room 520 
Website: http://ericklein.rutgers.edu/

Lab 4 with Joseph V. Martin: Hormonal regulation of GABAa receptor, brain activity and sleep

Lab 4 with Joseph V. Martin

Areas of Special Interest: Hormonal regulation of GABAa receptor, brain activity and sleep
Email address: joe.martin@camden.rutgers.edu 
Office Phone: (856) 225-6165 
Office: SCI 202-A 
Website: http://joemartin.rutgers.edu/

Lab 5 with Kimberlee Moran: fingerprinting, human remains, decomposition, forensic entomology, environmental profiling, crime scene investigation, bioarchaeology

Lab 5 with Kimberlee Moran

Areas of Special Interest: fingerprinting, human remains, decomposition, forensic entomology, environmental profiling, crime scene investigation, bioarchaeology 
E-mail address: k.moran@camden.rutgers.edu 
Office Phone: 856-225-6156 
Office: SCI 302 
Websites: https://kimberleemoran.camden.rutgers.edu 
www.archstbones.org 
https://rudigging.camden.rutgers.edu/

Lab 6 with Jongmin Nam: Molecular regulatory biology and evolution, cellular and embryonic development

Lab 6 with Jongmin Nam

Areas of Special Interest: Molecular regulatory biology and evolution, cellular and embryonic development 
Email address: jn322@camden.rutgers.edu 
Office: Waterfront Technology Center, Room 520
Website: http://namlab.camden.rutgers.edu/

Lab 7 with Bill Saidel: Brain science, structure and function, biological signal processing

Lab 7 with Bill Saidel

Areas of Special Interest: Brain science, structure and function, biological signal processing 
Email address: saidel@camden.rutgers.edu 
Office Phone: (856) 225-6336 
Office: Science Bld., Room B-4/B-6 
Website: http://saidel.camden.rutgers.edu/

Lab 8 with Amy Savage: community ecology, population ecology, urban ecology, global change biology, species interactions (especially mutualisms), and invasion biology

Lab 8 with Amy Savage

Areas of Special Interest: community ecology, population ecology, urban ecology, global change biology, species interactions (especially mutualisms), and invasion biology. 
Email address: amy.savage@rutgers.edu
Office Phone: (856) 225-6698 
Office: Waterfront Technology Center, Room 510 
Website: http://amysavage.camden.rutgers.edu

Lab 9 with Daniel Shain: Annelid development and evolution

Lab 9 with Daniel Shain

Areas of Special Interest: Annelid development and evolution 
Email address: dshain@camden.rutgers.edu 
Office Phone: (856) 225-6144 
Office: SCI 213 
Website: http://biology.camden.rutgers.edu/faculty/daniel-shain/

Lab 10 with Nir Yakoby: Developmental genetics

Lab 10 with Nir Yakoby

Areas of Special Interest: Developmental genetics
Email address: yakoby@camden.rutgers.edu 
Office Phone: (856) 225-6150 
Office: Waterfront Technology Center, Suite 520, 200 Federal St., Camden, NJ 
Website: http://yakoby.rutgers.edu/