I am looking to recruit a graduate student for Fall 2018 to study the
evolution and dynamics of microbial communities at the University of
North Carolina Greensboro.
In the Raymann lab we use the honeybee as a model system to study the
evolution and dynamics of host-associated microbial communities. Research
in my lab currently focuses on 1) understanding how chemical and
environmental perturbations impact the population dynamics of the
honeybee gut microbial communities and how these perturbations impact
honeybee health and 2) investigating how microbial community imbalance
and within-host evolution influences pathogen susceptibility, what
role resident microbes play in protecting their host, and how and when
opportunistic pathogens become virulent.
Students with experience in microbiology, metagenomics, evolution,
and/or bioinformatics are particularly encouraged to apply.
Prospective students are encouraged to email Kasie Raymann at
firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31st (later inquiries might also be
considered). Include in your email a statement including 1) the research
questions that you would like to pursue, 2) how these fit in with current
lab research, 3) a brief overview of your previous academic and research
experiences, 4) CV or resume, and 5) GRE scores (if you have them).
***Note: In order to apply for the program you must have taken the GRE,
and applicants with a first language other than English must submit
scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Students accepted into the Environmental Health Science (EHS) PhD program
will be provided a tuition waiver and a competitive stipend.
The deadline for application to the Environmental Health Science (EHS)
PhD program is in February 2018. For information about the program please
To find out more information about Greensboro, North Carolina you can
Department of Biology, University of North Carolina Greensboro
Kasie Raymann Ph.D.
Postdoctoral research fellow
Laboratory of Nancy Moran
Department of Integrative Biology
University of Texas at Austin
Kasie Raymann <email@example.com>