Dlugosch Lab, University of Arizona

Scroll down for information about:

- Opportunities to join the lab.
- Graduate committee participation by KMD.
- Dr. Dlugosch’s courses.

Opportunities to Join the Lab


Please see our page about Undergraduate Research

Graduate Students

I am always open to discussing graduate work with students whose interests fit closely with the lab. Email me to discuss your interests and career goals!

Graduate Mentoring Philosophy I encourage PhD students in my group to be very independent in their research directions, and to not necessarily pursue work on the same study systems as I do. I expect them to be following their own big questions and research goals, preparing them to be independent scientists when they graduate. For those reasons, I look for applicants to have a pretty good idea of what their research and career goals are, and to welcome independence in my lab. At the same time, I look for our interests to overlap strongly enough that the lab is a stimulating and interactive environment for everyone.

Graduate Admission I am in EEB and our graduate admission information is here. I am also a part of the Genetics Graduate Interdisciplinary Program

Sources of Funding Students in our EEB program are supported by TAships at minimum, if making satisfactory progress (see graduate funding information here). It is always fantastic to secure your own fellowship funding, and I encourage all prospective students to submit applications to relevant fellowship competitions. Some possibilities for incoming students:


I am always interested in collaborating with great postdoctoral researchers whose interests align with the lab and whose careers will be enhanced by our work together. Email me to discuss your postdoctoral plans and any potential upcoming grant-funded positions in the lab.

It is ideal of course to secure your own source of funds, and I am happy to work together to propose projects that would fit into the scope of my lab. Some possible avenues:

Graduate Committee Participation

I happily serve on graduate committees for grad students focused on many areas of ecology, evolution, botany, invasion and conservation biology. Set up a meeting to discuss participation further.

My expectations for the Advancement to Candidacy exam are here.


ECOL302 Ecology

Undergraduate core course, with Dr. Judie Bronstein
Fall semester, Each year
Download example syllabus and lab schedule


ECOL596A Evolutionary Ecology 
Graduate-Level Seminar
Spring, Even Years
Download example syllabus

ECOL596I Biology of Invasive Species 
Graduate-Level Seminar
Spring, Odd Years
Download example syllabus