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Join the lab!

Thanks for your interest in our lab! First, please read our Lab Values & Expectations to get an idea of how life might be for you in the Laskowski Lab.

I may consider recruiting a Ph.D. student to start Fall 2023 (apply in Fall 2022). I can accept students through either the Animal Behavior Graduate Group or the Population Biology Graduate Group. It is common practice in ecology and evolution fields for prospective students to communicate with potential advisors prior to submitting an application to the school. This allows both the student and advisor to see if they will be a a good fit for each other and can help the advisor advocate on behalf of the student during the admissions process. I try to make every effort to respond to genuine inquires. So if you are interested in working with us, please email Kate (klaskowski at ucdavis dot edu) directly. Please include a description of what your research interests are and why you think our lab, and most importantly, the questions we study, are of interest to you. The more specific you can be, the better! It is also helpful if you include a recent CV.

We don’t currently have an open call for undergrad researchers, but it’s possible that particular lab members have spots to be filled for a specific project. If you are an undergrad interested in getting involved in the lab, your best bet is to directly email the grad student and/or postdoc whose work gets you most excited.

I currently do not have open funding for postdocs, however, if you have an idea and want to explore options to secure your own independent funding, then please contact Kate. A few good options are:

(Updated May 2022)