Ph.D. Research: Evolutionary Ecology of Host-Parasite Interactions,
Clayton-Bush Lab, Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Utah
We are seeking 1-2 highly motivated Ph.D. students interested in
the evolutionary ecology of host-parasite systems, including disease
ecology. Projects in our lab focus on host specificity, speciation,
co-speciation, competition, adaptive radiation, and reciprocal
selective effects between parasites and hosts. We also conduct
research on invasive parasites of Darwin’s finches and Galapagos
mockingbirds. Information concerning different projects in the lab can
be found at: http://darwin.biology.utah.edu.
Positions are likely to be available starting Fall Semester,
2018. Students in our lab are supported by a combination of fellowships,
research assistantships, and teaching assistantships. Support is
guaranteed for five years, contingent upon performance.
Our former PhD. students have strong track records achieving positions
at academic institutions ranging from R1 universities to small colleges.
The application deadline for Fall Semester is January 3rd, 2018.