Graduate assistantships are available in the area of genomic ecology and biotic stress response in plants. The successful applicant/s will initially focus on plant manipulation by galling insects but the project will largely be determined by student interests. Current lab projects focus on identifying insect effectors that transform plant hosts, identifying plant signaling networks that result in novel induced phenotypes, and comparative analyses of both plant and insect -omics, with more information available at www.nabitylab.org
Research Assistantships are available for up to three years; however, external fellowships, teaching assistantships, or internal fellowships will be granted/expected to complete the degree program.
Washington State University is a land grant, comprehensive research institution with an enrollment of about 30,000 students with state-of-the-art facilities in molecular biology, genomics, and plant growth. The University is in close proximity to both the Northern Rocky Mountains and the Cascade Range, and sits within the Palouse Prairie. Pullman and nearby Moscow provide a friendly, small-town living environment. For further information please send a CV and short statement of research interests to Dr. Paul Nabity ([email protected]) in the Department of Entomology.
Applications are preferred by January 10, or as soon thereafter as possible.