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Lab 2013Undergraduate Students. There are occasionally open positions available for undergraduates to conduct research in the Gerardo lab. An interest in evolutionary biology is a must. Students are expected to be able to work at least 10 hours in the laboratory and are expected to eventually work independently. If interested, send a one paragraph statement of your interests in biology and our research specifically, as well as a list of any research experience that you have had, to Dr. Gerardo. Freshman and Sophomores are particularly encouraged to apply. For more information on funding opportunities, familiarize yourself with the Research Partners Program and SURE programs. It is also possible to receive credit towards an Emory biology major.

Graduate Students. Graduate students are expected to have a keen interest in species interactions and in using insects and/or microbes as model systems. In the Gerardo lab, you will be trained in both experimental and molecular work and will be expected, with help, to develop an independent project and critical thinking skills. Graduate students will be expected to mentor undergraduate students. For more information on the application process to Emory’s programs, go to the website of the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Gerardo’s main program affiliation is Population Biology, Ecology and Evolution (PBEE). Graduate students will be encouraged to apply for funding to cover their research. Funding options include:

Postdoctoral Researchers. Postdoctoral Researchers are encouraged to apply to Emory’s NIH-sponsored FIRST program, which provides three-year positions to fellows interested in combining a research and teaching experience. You must be an american citizen or resident to apply. Other funding possibilities include: