I am happy to chat with you about opportunities for joining the lab as a volunteer, undergraduate researcher, 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 postdoctoral associates may write to learn about opportunities.
Multiple postdoc positions are available in Vector-borne Disease Ecology (Sarah Hamer and Gabe Hamer labs) and in Avian Health (Hamer Lab and Schubot Center)!
The degrees that can be earned by my students include the following:
- PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Infection/Immunology/Epidemiology track
- PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
- MS in Veterinary Public Health-Epidemiology (Department of Veterinary Integrative Bioscience)
- thesis or non-thesis options
I encourage prospective PhD students to apply for graduate fellowships (for example, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program– deadline 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 & Biomedical Sciences offers Merit and Diversity Fellowships on a rolling basis for stellar applicants.
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. 285 or 485), 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, Medical, and Public Health Students
Professional students seeking to supplement their courses or clerkships with research/practicum experiences in the lab and/or field should feel free to contact me. I am involved as a mentor for the Vet Med Summer Research Training Program.