Scientific Opportunities

My laboratory offers exceptional opportunities for young scientists to develop their careers in a stimulating environment. My laboratory provides mentoring for scientists at all levels interested in all career paths. Go to my page on mentoring to learn more about how I mentor successful scientists. I very much value the success of my trainees and I emphasize a hands-on approach to training students and post-docs in my laboratory.

I am currently looking for exceptional post-docs, graduate students and undergraduate students to join my laboratory. Please contact my by email if you are interested in joining my laboratory.

Post-doctoral scientists

Scientists interested in alga evolutionary genomics, genomics or cell cycle evolution are especially encouraged to contact me. Post-docs are expected to participate in the core research activities of the laboratory, but will be given resources to develop independent projects.

Graduate students

I am currently accepting graduate students interested in algal molecular genetics, genomics and/or computational genomics. Students with significant past experience in field based ecology interested in learning molecular genetics are also welcomed. Interested students should contact me to arrange a rotation.

I currently am available to server on graduate advisory committees. If you are a current Kansas State graduate student and interested in having me as part of your advisory committee please contact me by email so we can discuss this possibility.


Undergraduate students at all stages of their careers are encouraged to contact me to discuss opportunities in my laboratory. All undergraduate students will have the opportunity to learn science hands-on in exciting laboratory environment.