Graduate position: UNewOrleans.ComputationalModelingSimulations

Graduate positions (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) are available in the Atallah Lab
( in the Biological Sciences
Department at the University of New Orleans (UNO). We are currently
looking for students interested in simulating the role of transposable
elements in evolution and human disease.  In recent years, evidence
has accumulated that transposable elements (TEs) play important roles
in both evolutionary processes (such as changes in gene regulation) and
the progression of diseases such as cancer. We are developing computer
simulations of the activity of TEs in somatic cell populations and the
germline. Students interested in this project should be familiar with
shell scripting and computer programming.  Interested students should
send an email to Please include a brief description
of your background (or a CV or resume), and mention why you’re excited
about this project. The University of New Orleans is a public research
university and part of the University of Louisiana system. New Orleans
is a diverse and historic city with a vibrant culture.

Joel Atallah, Ph.D.
Assistant professor
202 Biology Building
Department of Biological Sciences
University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA 70148
(504) 280-7057

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