I am always looking for enthusiastic and talented graduate students. Contact me via email to discuss potential projects that (1) span our shared interests, and (2) are feasible within the study systems that my lab has experience working in. If you are a US citizen or permanent resident and are applying to our program immediately following your undergraduate degree, or have a MS degree but took a 2-year break from study after that, I encourage you to concurrently apply to the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (further information here). If you are an international applicant, I welcome your interest, appreciate the challenges of moving overseas, and am here to help! But do note that you will need to take an English language proficiency test (see policy here) as part of your application.
The U. Mississippi Department of Biology application procedures are available here (see the section "Ph.D. student with a specific Major Advisor").
The U. Mississippi Department of Biology application procedures are available here (see the section "M.S. student with a specific Major Advisor").
Since its inception ~10 years ago, my lab has almost continuously been home to two or three (sometimes more) undergraduate researchers per semester. I highly value the interactions among people that span a variety of career stages... but you will have to be 100% in on contributing to lab meetings where we discuss scientific papers, and meeting with visiting seminar speakers and / or other researchers, as well as doing you own independent research. These projects are all intended to make a meaningful contribution to a paper that is peer-reviewed and ultimately published. Many of my former undergraduate researchers earned co-authorship on papers (see Publications marked with *), and I want to keep this steak alive. Accordingly, you need to commit to working in my lab for three consecutive semesters.
The typical sequence of course credit is Bisc 491, Bisc 492, and Hon 401/2. Go to the eGROVE database here to see some examples of Honors theses from my lab.
(Bisc 491, Bisc 492 & Bisc 493)
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