I am always looking for highly motivated students to join our group. If you are potentially interested – great! Please start by learning about the research that we do – you can find some helpful information on this site and in our latest publications. If you think that we may be a good fit, please email me, and we will arrange for a meeting to discuss your interest. Include the following information in your email:
- Your name and contact information
- A brief description of what you hope to get out of doing research in my group
- Your research interests (be specific)
- Your career goals
- Relevant work and research experience (if any)
- Relevant coursework (what courses relevant to our research have you taken)
What to expect from the meeting?
- You will tell me why research is important to you and your goals.
- We will discuss what is interesting to you about our research, and you will explain why you would like to work specifically in our research group. You can mention papers you have read. (If the papers were too advanced for you to understand, that is fine!)
- It’s good to show that you are prepared by mentioning relevant classes that you have done well in and that you have talked with other undergraduates already involved in research.
- Demonstrate that you understand the level of commitment required by explaining that you have the time in your schedule, and can be involved for a specific length of time. It is often expected for you to commit to working in our group for at least a year, as training a new lab member is a significant investment of time and effort.
- Be prepared with specific questions.
Please note: at this time, I only welcome undergraduate students in my lab. There are currently no opportunities for graduate students or postdocs.