Graduate assistantships are available in the area of ecological genomics and biotic stress response in
plants in the Nabity lab at University of California-Riverside beginning fall 2017. There is flexibility in the project but the successful applicant/s will initially focus research on plant manipulation by insects.
Current lab projects focus on identifying insect effectors that transform plant host morphology,
identifying plant signaling networks that result in novel induced phenotypes, and comparative analyses of both plants and insects, with more information 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) 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.
To apply, please contact Dr. Nabity (email@example.com) by December 4 with your CV, unofficial
transcript(s), GRE scores, and a short statement describing prior research experience and interests. Full applications to the Botany and Plant Sciences program are due by December 19.