Our program is characterized by close student-faculty interactions and high research productivity. Students are guaranteed full financial support throughout their graduate studies regardless of national origin or citizenship, and have access to first rate facilities.

Examples of current opportunities for PhD students in the Biology Department include:

The Coolon lab has opportunities for grad students to utilize genomic and computational approaches to a) investigate genes that confer pesticide resistance in Drosophila and b) use yeast to examine how transcription factors quantitatively regulate gene expression.

The Johnson lab has openings for grad students interested in exploring how adhesion complexes and the cytoskeleton are modified during morphogenesis and regulated by Hippo signaling.  For more info see this manuscript (which is in review).

The Melón lab has opportunities for grad students to investigate how hormones shape GABAergic signaling and the role this interaction plays in the development of maladaptive behaviors. Learn more about Prof Melon’s research here.

The Weir lab has opportunities for those with programming experience to investigate ribosome function during protein synthesis using both computational and molecular genetic approaches in yeast. For more information, see the lab’s website here



Research areas in the Biology Department:

Burke Lab Naegele Lab
    Evolution and Ecology         Neurobiology and Behavior     
Johnson Lab Coolon Lab
Cell and Developmental Genetics         Integrative Genomics

How to apply

Questions? Please contact Diane Meredith, the Administrative Assistant for the Biology Graduate Program. TEL: 860-685-2140. FAX: 860-685-3279. 

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