Prospectives

Prospective Undergraduate Assistants:

Are you an undergrad looking to get involved in a lab? It doesn’t matter what your major is, if you’re motivated, excited about science, and willing to dedicate the time needed, we’d love to chat with you! We strongly encourage independent research—it’s in general much more interesting and intellectually rewarding.

Research experience is hard to come by once you graduate…so come by today to chat about opportunities.

Prospective Graduate Students:

I welcome conversations with prospective masters and PhD students, both in the EBIO program as well as the Museum Studies program. If you are interested, please start by emailing me a short paragraph that describes: (1) your research interests, (2) your career goals, (3) why you want to work with me specifically, (4) why you want to earn a masters or PhD from the Univ. of Colorado, and (5) why I should rank your application higher than the 10s of other inquiries I receive on a weekly or monthly basis. Prospective students should be advised that I am interested in working only with individuals who are highly motivated and independent. Part of the graduate school experience involves becoming one’s own boss, with mentoring along the way, but reliance primarily on self to get the job done rather than on others. I encourage students to pursue research ideas that they themselves develop. Rarely do I hand a student a project. I would be happy to hear from you if you are interested in: systematic biology, the evolution of biodiversity, botany, lichenology, anthocyanin evolution, evolutionary-developmental biology, bioinformatics, or other intriguing topics that help us to understand the evolution of ‘endless forms most beautiful’ that inhabit Earth. I am especially excited about prospects of innovative and pioneering research in lichenology and lichen reproduction!

Prospective Postdocs:

Postdoctoral positions come and go with funding. If you have interest in working with me or working on some of my ongoing projects, don’t hesitate to inquire about potential funding. I also welcome conversation if you are a postdoc with your own funds and want to do your own research. Send me an email…

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