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Opportunities

I am happy to chat with you about opportunities for joining the lab as a volunteer, undergraduate resercher, graduate student, postdoctoral associate, or other position.  Please learn about the work we do and contact me with your interests.  Please include your CV and why you think you'd make a great addition to our lab!

Prospective Graduate Students

The degrees that can be earned by my students include the following:

  • PhD in Biomedical Sciences with Epidemiology emphasis
  • MS in Veterinary Public Health-Epidemiology
    • thesis or non-thesis
    • Epidemiology, Public Health Policy, or Food Safety tracks

More information can be found on the VIBS Department Grad Student site or the Epi/Public Health Grad Student site. Students may join the Interdisciplinary Research Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Program (EEB).  I encourage prospective PhD students to apply for graduate fellowships (for example, EPA Science to Achieve Results and the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, both of which have deadlines in November).  Texas A&M keeps a list of externally-funded graduate fellowships and faculty-nominated fellowships, which may be useful as you plan ahead.  TAMU awards Merit and Diversity Fellowships (applications due in Jan and Feb, respectively) for PhD students who will begin in Fall.  The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences offers Merit Fellowships on a rolling basis for stellar applicants.

Undergraduate Students

Students with the right background, ambitions, and availability may start by volunteering in the lab to learn more about our research and gain some hands-in experiences.  I encourage undergraduates to explore options for enrolling in Research Credit (e.g. 485, 491, 497), and we can carry out a project over the course of a semester or summer.  The Undergraduate Research Scholars program at TAMU is a two-semester experience that culminates in a written thesis or other project, and I encourage undergraduates to work with me to develop a proposal for this program.

Veterinary and Medical Students

Professional students seeking to supplement their courses or clerkships with research experiences in the lab and/or field should feel free to contact me.