Prospective lab members
We frequently host students, postdocs and visitors in the lab. If you are interested in potentially joining the lab, here is some information:
We are interested in hosting students in the summer through organized programs, such as the Summer Student Fellows (SSF) Program or the Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP). Please refer to these websites for more information, and feel free to indicate your interest in our lab. We will be on the lookout for students through these programs each year.
The lab does not generally host undergraduate students outside of a formal program, unless there are special circumstances, such as a fellowship provided by your home institution, or support through one of our grants.
Prospective graduate students should apply to the MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Biological Oceanography. Applications for 2023-2024 have closed; applications for 2024-2025 will open in Fall 2023. Competitive students will typically have a GPA of 3.5 or higher with a major in biology or a closely related area. I would look to see evidence of a rigorous science foundation with courses such as biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, calculus, organic chemistry, calculus-based physics, and/or computer science. I strongly advise all eligible students to apply for fellowship programs.
WHOI has an excellent and highly competitive Postdoctoral Scholar Program. Applications are due in September. Please contact me (atarrant(at)whoi(dot)edu) if you are interested in applying to this program and joining my lab.
High school students
We know that there are many very talented high school students! It takes time and energy to provide a quality educational and research experience for any student. To do the best job we can in this lab, we’ve decided to concentrate on students who have already entered college. Please keep us in mind in the future!