Joining the lab
Prospective Graduate Students
Students interesting in conducting Ph.D. research in my laboratory should apply to the WHOI/MIT Joint Program. My research spans the fields of Biological Oceanography and Marine Chemistry, and students should apply to the degree program that best suits their research interests (or you can apply to both programs). Please be aware that admission into the Joint Program is very competitive. You are welcome to contact me directly to discuss your research interests and application. I am especially interested in supporting students whose ethnicity and gender are underrepresented in the STEM sciences.
Prospective students should plan on applying for their own funding. Here are a few fellowship opportunities:
- NSF Graduate Student Research Fellowship Program (fall deadline)
- National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships (fall deadline)
- EPA STAR Graduate Fellowship Program (fall deadline)
- Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program (fall deadline)
- Science.gov list of fellowship opportunities
WHOI is an ideal environment to conduct post-doctoral research. The institution provides a number of career and research support services, and we are frequently ranked as one of the best places to work as a post-doc. If you would like to conduct post-doc research in the lab, plan on applying to the WHOI Postdoctoral Scholar program. WHOI also offers other types of postdoctoral appointments. I am especially interested in supporting post-docs whose ethnicity and gender are underrepresented in the STEM sciences.
It is also possible to obtain post-doctoral funding through outside fellowship sources. Here are a few of these opportunities:
- NSF Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OCE-PRF)
- NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology
- The Life Sciences Research Foundation
- Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships
Undergraduate students, and students between graduate and undergraduate degree programs are encouraged to contact me about short (3-6 month period) appointments in the laboratory. I prefer that students have some background in microbiology, molecular biology, or bioinformatics/computer science. I am especially interested in supporting undergraduates whose ethnicity and gender are underrepresented in the STEM sciences.