Students will apply to research laboratories (up to three) in the Biology Department. This year, we have 11 laboratories available for you (a brief description of each lab is available below). After a successful interview with the faculty member, students will spend a few hours per week (1-4 hours depending on the agreement between the student and the professor) in the lab interacting with the professor and graduate students in the laboratory.

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

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.
  • Use your email address.
  • Spell check the text
  • Ask a couple of people for proofreading your application package.

Interviews will be scheduled from February 21 – February 25.

  • Professors will send the list of accepted students to the instructor by 5 pm on February 25.
  • Interview results will be notified to the students by 9 am March 4.
  • Shadowing duration: March – April.
  • Student Information

  • Student Credentials

  • PDF files only, up to 2 MB in size.
    Max. file size: 7 MB.
  • PDF files only, up to 2 MB in size.
    Max. file size: 7 MB.
  • Lab Preference

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



Lab options (choose 4 and order by preference)

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

Andrey Grigoriev (computational biology)
Area of research: genomics, cancer, coronavirus. Note, this is a computational lab, all your work will be done on your computer at home so you need to be computer-savvy. Please specify your computer skills in the application to be considered.

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

Eric Klein
Area of research: bacterial pathogenesis and microbial adhesion

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

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

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

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

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

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