Postdocs

Our lab does not currently have any open postdoc positions, although this could change over the next year. For exceptional candidates whose skills and interests are aligned with our lab's major project areas, I would consider working together on a postdoc fellowship application that could support your position in our lab regardless. Please contact me via email if you would like to discuss this possibility.

Graduate students

With two PhD students joining the lab in Fall 2017, I am unlikely to consider graduate students for Fall 2018 admission. If you are considering graduate school for Fall 2019 admission, I would be happy to discuss PhD student training opportunities in several different potential areas. 1. Developing functional genomics and experimental projects with human parasites in order to study parasite-human co-evolutionary history (for a review on some of the potential of this area of research, see here). Your background for working in this area could be in Anthropology, Biology, Microbiology, Parasitology, or any other relevant discipline. 2. The long-term ecological and evolutionary implications of human-environment interactions (here is a review on this area of research). 3. Human/ non-human primate evolutionary genomics, including functional and experimental work with induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).

Here is a flyer highlighting our top-ranked Anthropology graduate program at Penn State; I can also admit students through our excellent Biology program, and through Penn State's interdisciplinary Ecology and Bioinformatics & Genomics programs. Students studying parasite-human co-evolutionary history could also be members of Penn State's vibrant, interdisciplinary Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics. Please contact me via email to discuss further.