Graduate student opportunities in Disease Ecology

The Langwig lab at Virginia Tech is currently recruiting enthusiastic and motivated

graduate students beginning in fall 2018. Students are expected to develop independent

projects in disease ecology and evolution that complement work in the lab. Ongoing

projects include both theoretical and empirical work on both human and wildlife disease

systems. Potential projects include heterogeneity in host-pathogen interactions,

mechanisms of host-pathogen persistence, and wildlife disease ecology and


The Langwig lab in the Department of Biological Sciences is part of an expanding group

of infectious disease faculty across several departments and colleges at Virginia Tech,

enabling an extremely supportive cross-cutting and interdisciplinary training


Interested applicants should have a strong interest in disease ecology and evolution, and

a passion to positively influence science, conservation, and global health. Students are

expected to obtain quantitative skills, and learn some programming. Students with

previous experience in math, statistics, engineering, and computer science are especially

encouraged to apply.

More details about work in the Langwig lab can be found here: Prospective students should include a statement

of research interests in the email text, a CV, and list of references to Kate

Langwig=A0( with the subject “Prospective Graduate Student”.