Students can apply to research laboratories in the Biology Department. This is an opportunity for students interested in research. We created this as a way for you to get your foot into the door of faculty labs. Students currently enrolled in Statistics in Biological Research (SBR) or Exploring Careers in Biology (ECB) are allowed to apply. If you are not in SBR and ECB in this semester but want to apply the Research Shadowing opportunity, you need to attend a one-hour workshop. You may contact the instructor,

***It is imperative that if you are accepted and agree to shadow in a lab that you consistently follow through. This is a professional development opportunity that gets your foot into the door. It requires immense effort for faculty to work with you so if you can not spare the hours, please do not commit at this time.

This semester, we have 9 laboratories available for you (brief description of each lab available below). After a successful interview with the faculty member, students will spend a few hours each week (1-4 hours depending on the agreement between the student and the professor) in the lab to interact with the professor and their graduate students.

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 with on-going projects.

Time table: Application widow: 9 am September 24 – 5 pm September 27.

Complete the form below and click “Submit”. 

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  • Lab Preference

  • Lab descriptions can be found below this form.
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Lab options (choose 4)

Option 1
Nathan Fried
Area of Interest: neurological underpinnings of sleep and pain

Option 2
Angélica L. González
Area of research: Effects of natural and human-induced environmental changes on the diversity, composition and function of communities and ecosystems.

Option 3
Eric Klein
Area of research: bacterial pathogenesis and microbial adhesion

Option 4
Kwangwon Lee
Areas of Interest: genetics of circadian (daily) and circaannual (seasonal) rhythms 

Option 5
Amy Savage
Areas of interest: urban ecology, eco-evolutionary dynamics, ecological consequences of climate change, especially extreme weather events, the dynamics of species interactions (especially mutualisms), and species invasions

Option 6
Maria E. Solesio
Area of research: mammalian mitochondrial cell biology

Option 7
Nir Yakoby
Area of research: developmental biology on egg development in Drosophila

Option 8
Julianne Griepenburg
Area of research: light-responsive biomaterials

Option 9
Kimberlee Moran
Area of research: human remains, forensic entomology, crime scene investigation, bioarchaeology