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Ph.D. and M.Sc. positions available

I am accepting applications from prospective M.Sc. and Ph.D students interested in the study of ecological and evolutionary processes in plant-arthropod interactions. I encourage student independence. As part of their training, I expect students to be highly motivated, develop original ideas, and apply to grants to fund their research program. I also expect students to develop excellent oral and written communication skills. Although I encourage independence, I also welcome collaborations when students’ interests overlap with my current research program and study systems.

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology or a related discipline. Ph.D. applicants holding a M.Sc. degree are particularly encouraged to apply. I expect applicants to have a broad knowledge in ecological and evolutionary concepts and strong written and verbal skills. We encourage the application of candidates with proven research products such as publications, field experience and expertise in particular plant-insect systems.

How to apply

E-mail me ( a one-page letter of intent describing your research interests, qualifications and a brief description of the type of research that you would like to pursue in my laboratory. Please also include your CV, unofficial transcripts, and if already available, GRE (all students) – TOEFL (only international students) scores.


I will consider applicants submitting documents before October 30th. I will contact qualified candidates to schedule interviews via Skype. Each year, I will support the submission of one to three applications to the UConn Graduate School office (deadline: December 15th).


Funding for graduate students at EEB – University of Connecticut is excellent. Students are funded through teaching assistantships, research assistantships and several internal fellowships. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply to external funding sources.

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