An opportunity is available for a motivated Master level student in the lab of Dr. Stephen Greiman at Georgia Southern University.
Work in the Greiman lab is focused on flatworm diversity, evolution, geographic distribution and association with symbiotic bacteria.
The current project is focused on exploring gut microbiome and helminth community seasonal variation within small insectivorous mammals. Samples are available to begin lab work right away. Lab work would involve intestinal DNA extractions, metagenomic sequencing (library preparation and Illumina MiSeq sequencing), classical parasitological examination (staining, slide mounting, light microscopy), and bioinformatics. Field work to collect additional samples is possible.
Motivated and enthusiastic candidates with some molecular experience are preferred.
For any questions or interests, please contact:
Dr. Stephen Greiman