PhD positions in Plant-Insect Interactions-University of California Riverside
Graduate assistantships are available in the area of plant response to herbivory in the Nabity lab at University of California-Riverside beginning 2018. There is flexibility in the project but the successful applicant/s will initially focus on research using genomics to understand how insect herbivores evolve. Current lab projects focus on identifying insect effectors that transform plant form and function, identifying plant signaling networks that underlie resistance/tolerance, and comparative analyses of both plants and insects under a changing climate. More information is available at www.nabitylab.org.
Travel, field and greenhouse experiments, and molecular lab work will all be part of the successful projects. Students will also have opportunities to conduct fieldwork in the University of California Natural Reserves (www.ucnrs.org). Students will be able to join through one of multiple departments, including Botany and Plant Sciences (www.plantbiology.ucr.edu), Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (EEOB: http://eeob.ucr.edu) or Entomology (www.entomology.ucr.edu) and participate in interdisciplinary programs as appropriate. UCR is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity.=20 To apply, please contact Dr. Nabity (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible with your CV, GRE scores, and a brief description of current interests. Full applications to the individual programs are due by December 1.