Graduate position: UCincinnati.ReproductiveCoevolution

The Morehouse Lab at the University of Cincinnati is seeking highly
motivated PhD students to join our vibrant research team. Current
research foci in the lab include the co-evolution of color vision and
color signaling in jumping spiders (, the influence
of female gaze on the evolution of complex courtship displays (also in
jumping spiders), and co-evolution between male and female reproductive
proteins in butterflies ( I am particularly
motivated to recruit students interested in this latter research topic,
given the current balance of interests and expertise in the lab, but am
also open to applications from students more attracted to our research
on jumping spiders.

In addition to these new research initiatives, we have a number of
other research projects that could provide opportunities for incoming
students. I am currently adding more information about these on the lab
website:  Students interested in joining the lab
should contact me as soon as possible ( to discuss
their interests and fit for the lab. Please include a brief statement
of your research interests, how they connect with our current research,
and your CV, academic transcripts, and GRE scores if available. Research
support in the form of a one-year research assistantship is available
for highly qualified applicants.

The University of Cincinnati is emerging as an international center of
excellence in sensory biology and ecology. With a strong and growing
faculty concentration in Sensory Biology, Behavior, and Evolution
UC provides a vibrant intellectual environment for research and
student training. Matching research strengths in sensing and sensor
technologies in UC???s nationally-renowned College of Engineering
offer a number of cross-disciplinary training opportunities. Our
Department of Psychology is home to the Center for Cognition, Action,
and Perception (, which adds research
dimensions in cognitive science and ecological psychology. In addition,
Sensorium, a regional consortium of sensory biologists and ecologists
established this fall through efforts of members of our SBBE group
(, offers additional connections to
regional labs, including research groups at Purdue and Case Western.

The Department of Biological Sciences offers competitive support packages
for qualified students. The University of Cincinnati and the Department
of Biological Sciences have a strong commitment to diversity in science
and graduate education. Students from underrepresented ethnic or racial
minorities will be considered for the new Provost Graduate Fellowship,
which provides a 3-year $25,000 stipend plus tuition remission, and
the Yates Fellowship, which awards grants to underrepresented minority

The University of Cincinnati is a top-25 public ???research-intensive???
institution and is ranked among the nation???s best institutions for
undergraduate education. Founded in 1819, our campus boasts award winning,
modern architecture and is located in close vicinity to collaborative
resources including the UC Medical campus, Cincinnati Children???s
Hospital, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, and the Environmental
Protection Agency.

Cincinnati is a vibrant city on the banks of the Ohio River. The
region is home to year-round cultural and entertainment opportunities
such as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and National Underground
Railroad Freedom Center, as well as numerous annual music and cultural
festivals. Cincinnati is also home to major professional sports teams
including the Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds, and FC Cincinnati ???
a new professional soccer team which draws over 20,000 fans per game. The
city is located within the Hamilton County Parks system which provides
extensive green space and opportunities for outdoor activities.

More information about the graduate program in the
Department of Biological Sciences can be found here:

Graduate applications are due January 1. To apply:



Nathan Morehouse

Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Cincinnati
711H Rieveschl Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0006
Office: (513) 556-9757

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