Joining the lab, in general:
Graduate students can join the lab through both the Integrative Microbiology and Biochemistry (IMB) and Organismal Biology and Ecology (OBE) programs. I encourage interested undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows to contact me directly.
The research environment at the University of Montana:
The Division of Biological Sciences and the College of Forestry is home to a diverse group of labs, many of which have overlapping interests in microbes, genomics, evolution, symbiosis, and insect biology. Some of the labs that students and post-docs could expect easy and frequent intereactions with are:
Jeff Good, mammalian population genetics and genomics.
Scott Miller, microbial evolution and ecology.
Frank Rosenzweig, microbial genome evolution.
Lila Fishman, plant evolutionary genetics.
Diana Six, bark beetle-fungal symbioses.
Doug Emlen, insect morphological evolution.
Gordon Luikart, population genetics and conservation.
Fred Allendorf, evolution, population genetics, and conservation biology.