Students will apply to research laboratories (up to three) in the Biology Department. This year, we have 11 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: February 7, 2020 starting at 9 a.m. through February 23, 2020 closing at 5 p.m. 

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

Interview will be scheduled during February 24 – February 28.

Professors will send the list of accepted students to the instructor by 5pm February 28.

Interview result will be notified to the students by 9am March 5th.

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 3)

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