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. Only students CURRENTLY enrolled in Statistics in Biological Research (SBR) or Exploring Careers in Biology (ECB) are allowed to apply.

***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 7 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 (Tues) – 5 pm September 27 (Fri).

Complete the form below and click “Submit”. 

  • Submission Materials:

    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 w/ LinkedIn account):
      • MUST BE IN PDF FORMAT!
    • Cover Letter/Personal Statement describing who you are and why you want to conduct research shadowing (maximum 1-page):
      • MUST BE IN PDF FORMAT!

    Interview: If selected for an interview, faculty will contact you to set up interviews between Oct 1 (Tues) – Oct 4 (Fri)

    Final Selection: If selected to shadow, faculty will contact you by Monday, October 7 and you will start immediately.

    Shadowing duration: 1-4 hrs/week October – November.

    * Indicates a required field.

  • Student Information

  • Student Credentials

  • PDF files only, up to 2 MB in size.
  • PDF files only, up to 2 MB in size.
  • *Only students in ECB and SBR are allowed to apply for research shadowing
  • Lab Preference

  • Lab descriptions can be found below this form.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Lab options (choose 2)

Lab 1 with Andrey Grigoriev: Genome organization, evolution and manifestation; cancer

Lab 1 with Andrey Grigoriev (lab is computer-based)

Areas of Interest: Genome organization, evolution and manifestation; cancer
Email: agrigoriev@camden.rutgers.edu
Website: grigoriev.rutgers.edu/

Lab 2 with Eric Klein: Bacterial pathogenesis and microbial adhesion

Lab 2 with Eric Klein

Areas of Interest: Bacterial pathogenesis and microbial adhesion
Email: eric.a.klein@rutgers.edu
Website: ericklein.rutgers.edu/

Lab 3 with Joseph V. Martin: Hormonal regulation of GABAa receptor, brain activity and sleep

Lab 3 with Joseph V. Martin

Areas of Interest: Hormonal regulation of GABAa receptor, brain activity and sleep
Email: joe.martin@camden.rutgers.edu
Website: joemartin.rutgers.edu/

Lab 4 with Kimberlee Moran: Human remains, forensic entomology, crime scene investigation, bioarchaeology

Lab 4 with Kimberlee Moran

Areas of Interest: human remains, forensic entomology, crime scene investigation, bioarchaeology
E-mail: k.moran@camden.rutgers.edu
Websites: kimberleemoran.camden.rutgers.edu

Lab 5 with Amy Savage: Community/population/urban ecology, global change biology, species interactions

Lab 5 with Amy Savage

Areas of Interest: community/population/urban ecology, global change biology, species interactions.
Email: amy.savage@rutgers.edu
Website: amysavage.camden.rutgers.edu

Lab 6 with Daniel Shain: Annelid development and evolution

Lab 6 with Daniel Shain

Areas of Interest: Annelid development and evolution
Email: dshain@camden.rutgers.edu
Website: biology.camden.rutgers.edu/faculty/daniel-shain/

Lab 7 with Kwangwon Lee: Fungal & fly circadian rhythms

Lab 7 with Kwangwon Lee

Areas of Interest: fungal & fly circadian rhythms
Email: kwangwon.lee@rutgers.edu
Website: kwangwonlee.camden.rutgers.edu