Thank you for your interest in working in my lab.  I am looking for undergraduate and graduate students who are excited about exploring questions in phylogenetics (any group of organisms), plant-animal interactions, morphology, anatomy, ecology, and floristics of the southeast USA.

I seek students who are excited to work as a team, but are also able to work independently. For undergraduates, I can supply projects and materials to work on; Master’s students may assist me with grant-related projects or develop their own; Ph.D. students are mostly expected to develop their own  projects with my guidance.

Graduate students in the Department of Biology and Marine Biology are primarily funded through departmental teaching assistantships and grants.  Top M.S. and Ph.D. prospective students are eligible for university fellowships.  I also encourage students to apply for NSF and other graduate grants to support themselves; UNCW has a number of internal grants in support of student research.

If you are interested in working in my lab, please send me an e-mail with your curriculum vitae, including research experience and publications (if any); standardized test scores; grade point average; unofficial transcripts; and a letter detailing the types of projects you would be interested in conducting, why you want to attend graduate school (if applicable), and why my lab is of interest to you.  I am happy to answer any questions that you may have that are not answered here.

Please visit the department’s website for information on how to apply to the graduate degree program in Biological Sciences. For excellent general advice about applying to graduate school, see these tips.