Graduate position: UIllinois.SymbiosisEvolution

The Heath lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
is looking for motivated graduate students interested in the
evolution and genetics of plant-microbe symbioses. The Heath lab
uses a variety of approaches (fieldwork, sequencing, quantitative
genetics) in a number of plant and microbial systems to answer
fundamental questions about how mutualisms evolve in nature,
the molecular basis of symbiosis evolution, and plant-microbiome
interactions. Find out more about what we do at our website
( Students can
apply through either the Program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
( or the Department of Plant Biology grad
program (
Applications are due by December 15, 2017 for full consideration for
graduate college fellowships.

Champaign-Urbana is a great micro-urban community located midway between
three major cities (Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis), with great food
and drink, abundant culture, and affordable cost of living.

University of Illinois and the Heath lab are committed to a diverse
workplace, and prospective students of all races, genders, and sexual
orientations are encouraged to apply.

Email Katy Heath ( for more information.

Katy Heath <>