Graduate position: UMississippi.EvolutionSpeciesInteractions

PhD/MS positions in evolution of species interactions
The Zee Lab at the University of Mississippi is seeking enthusiastic
and motivated graduate students (Ph.D. and M.S.) with interests in
community ecology and evolutionary biology to begin Fall 2018. Using a
combination of laboratory experimental ecology/evolution with microbes
and theoretical modeling approaches, we are interested in understanding
how historical and contemporary evolutionary forces influence outcomes
of species interactions in ecological communities. We experimentally
evolve multi-trophic communities of the model bacterium E. coli, the
social bacterium Myxococcus xanthus, and the roundworm C. elegans.
Students will be encouraged to develop and pursue questions centered on
their own research interests and strengths.

Graduate students will be fully supported through teaching and research
asssistantships with a competitive stipend, tuition waivers, and
benefits. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to

The University of Mississippi is a Carnegie R1 institution undergoing
an exciting phase of growth. The university is located in Oxford, a
vibrant and idyllic college town in northern Mississippi, about 1 hour
south of Memphis, TN. More on the Department of Biology: More on Oxford, MS:

Interested students are encouraged to contact Peter Zee (zee at olemiss
dot edu) directly with a description of research interests and

Peter C. Zee
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
University of Mississippi

Peter C. Zee
Assistant Professor
406 Shoemaker Hall
Department of Biology
University of Mississippi

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