Prospective Researchers / Positions

I am a researcher committed to the development and mentorship of young and early career scientists. The goal of my research group will be to foster a collegial, safe, and diverse environment where we can all work on exciting science! If you are interested in joining my research group, please feel free to contact me via email. I have included some more specific information below for prospective graduate students and postdocs.

Prospective Graduate Students

If you are interested in my research program and are curious about graduate mentorship, please contact me. Penn State graduate admissions are due in December of each year, although we can discuss other timelines. My research lab uses a range of genetic techniques to study wild bird populations, although I do not expect prospective grad students to have experience with either. I do expect students to be excited about learning new science, to be self-motivated, and engage with their colleagues. Strong communication skills, in presentations, discussions, and—very importantly—writing, are key aspects to success in science. I will work with you to develop a research project that is hopefully interesting for both of us, and helps advance knowledge in evolutionary biology.

Prospective Postdoctoral Researchers

I am very excited to support early professional development and I thoroughly enjoyed my time as a post doctoral researcher. I envision several avenues for successful post doctoral researchers to engage with my research group. This could include bringing a system or question you have been studying and are interested in developing, with the resources or input from my lab. Alternately, I have research questions and data available that could be developed in new and exciting directions. I am happy to work with prospective researchers to develop this work. Please do not hesitate to contact me about additional information. I am also open to working with you to help develop funding proposals to help support your work.