Dlugosch Lab, University of Arizona
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- 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
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.
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:
- National Science Foundation GRFP or other national competition if you are not a US Resident, e.g. NSERC for Canadians, Fulbright, etc.
- Environmental Protection agency STAR
- American Association of University Women (for women)
- Hertz Foundation
- Ford Foundation (for minorities)
- National Institutes of Health (Ruth L. Kirschstein ‘F31’ Awards)
- National Defense Science and Engineering (NDSEG)
- UA/NASA Space Grant
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:
- UA PERT (Projects related to insect and/or biomedical science)
- USDA AFRI ELI Fellowships
- NSF Fellowships in Biology
- NOAA Climate and Global Change
- National Institutes of Health (Ruth L. Kirschstein ‘F32’ Awards)
- Life Sciences Research Foundation
- Marie Curie
- Human Frontier Science Program
- Or other national competitions if you are not a US Resident, e.g. NSERC for Canadians, Fulbright, etc.
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.