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graduate student applications

Applications for Fall 2019 have now closed, however if you are interested in applying for grad school in my lab in 2020, feel free to reach out to start a conversation. The official deadline for next year will be around December (see here for updated info).

If you are interested in pursuing a PhD degree in my lab through the Ecology, Evolution and Behavior grad program at UT Austin, feel free to contact me to start a conversation. Please include your CV, research interests, and contact information for two references.

I work on broad questions in animal behaviour and cognition, using bumblebees. The majority of grad student research is expected to be lab- and greenhouse-based but there is also the opportunity for fieldwork. Students will be expected to develop their own projects within the framework of general lab interests. Support will be provided by a combination of research and teaching assistantships, which cover tuition and salary (including summer salary).

The Department of Integrative Biology and EEB grad program are top-ranked, with particular strengths in animal behaviour, evolution and ecology. To find out more about the EEB grad program, see:


There are lots of opportunities for undergraduates to volunteer or work for credit in lab. If you are interested please download this form, fill it out and email it to me.