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 ( before September 15.

***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 12 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
Anthony Geneva
Area of research: evolutionary genomics, adaptation, speciation

Option 3
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 4
Andrey Grigoriev (computational biology)
Area of research: genome organization, evolution and manifestation; cancer

Option 5
Eric Klein
Area of research: bacterial pathogenesis and microbial adhesion

Option 6
Kwangwon Lee
Areas of Interest: genetics of circadian (daily) and circaannual (seasonal) rhythms 

Option 7
Xingyun Qi
Area of Interest: molecular mechanism of environmental regulation on stomatal development

Option 8
Joseph Martin
Area of research: effects of thyroid hormones in the adult brain and sleep behavior

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

Option 10
Daniel Shain
Areas of Interest: Annelid development and evolution

Option 11
Maria E. Solesio
Area of research: mammalian mitochondrial cell biology

Option 12
Nir Yakoby
Area of research: developmental biology on egg development in Drosophila