Graduate Students -
I am actively recruiting PhD students to join the lab for the fall semester of 2017. I'm looking for motivated students who are broadly interested in the intersection of evolution, ecology, and genetics and who are interested in conducting integrative research spanning field, bench, and computational work. Students will have opportunities to develop dissertations on topics such as the ecological genomics of host plant adaptation and speciation in goldenrod gall flies and topics that contribute to the lab's NSF-funded work on the coevolution of life history timing among Rhagoletis flies and their community of parasitoid wasps.
Interested students are strongly encouraged to contact me directly, but will also have to apply to Department of Biological Sciences's Graduate Program through the Graduate School's admission system.
See below for more information on our department and the intellectual opportunities it offers graduate students.
I am currently searching for a postdoctoral researcher, funded through our NSF Dimensions of Biodiversity grant, to start in the summer of 2017. The postdoc will lead simulated climate change selection experiments in the lab testing for the potential for rapid evolutionary responses of diapause-mediated life history timing in insect communities. The advertisement (jointly with the Hahn and Ragland labs) appeared recently on EvolDir. Official applications (consisting of a cover letter, CV, and contact info for three references) should be directed though the SUNY research foundation's hiring portal here.
We are always looking for capable, motivated undergraduates to join our team.
EEB at Binghamton The biology department is home to 30 tenured or tenure-track faculty.These research programs encompass a wide range of the life sciences, spanning levels of biological organization from molecules to ecosystems. The ecology, evolution, and behavior group is comprised of a number of labs that form a smooth continuum across ecology and evolutionary biology. I've found that many of these labs have strong overlaps in fundamental research interests in a way that provides a rich and stimulating intellectual setting for evolutionary and ecological genetics. For instance, other labs in the department share our interests in ecological speciation, plant-insect interactions, quantitative genetics, coevolution, and evolutionary responses to anthropogenic change. We have a vibrant EEB discussion group that meets each Friday to talk about recent papers and/or interact with our departmental seminar speakers. BU is also home to the interdisciplinary Evolutionary Studies program (EvoS), led by David Sloan Wilson.