Join the lab

The Vannette lab is excited to welcome new members. Please see the relevant section below:

Undergraduates: Research in the Vannette lab uses many approaches to study microbial-mediated interactions between plants and insects. Depending on the project, work may include insect collection or behavioral assays, microbial culture work and genetic characterization, chemical analyses of plant and microbial traits, and field trials and experiments. Motivated students are encouraged to contact Dr. Vannette. When you do so, please include your resume, highlighting relevant coursework and experience, and your particular interests.

Ph.D. Students: Students can apply to the Vannette lab through either Entomology or Ecology graduate groups. Before applying, please contact Dr. Vannette with your interests and possible research ideas. In order to help direct you to the relevant program to apply, please include the following in an email:

• A statement detailing why you want to attend graduate school and why you have selected my lab for your research
• The names and institutions of the people you will ask for letters of recommendation
• Your GPA and GRE scores (including percentile scores)
• A list of relevant courses
• Your CV

Postdocs: Check out the USDA job posting page for more details about this position. If you’re not sure if that position is a good fit, or you have other ideas for funding, email me. I am happy to act as a mentor or co-mentor to postdocs in the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship (due Nov 1, 2015). If you have project ideas that complement current lab interests, it may be possible to explore additional funding opportunities. When writing to Dr. Vannette, please include your CV and some example publications, and a brief description of the project you are interested in pursuing.