A small group of undergraduates will work together as a team to contribute to large-scale experiments, and students are also expected to complete independent research projects. REU students will take part in one of several projects that explore brain development and how experiences shape behavior in Trinidadian guppies (1) or the evolution and development of middle ear structures in anurans (2). Students will develop skills including fish husbandry, designing and analyzing behavioral assays, in situ hybridization, microscopy, and microCT scan analysis under the guidance of senior lab members. Pay is $12.50/hr, and students will be expected to work full time (40hrs/week for 10 weeks).
If interested, please send a CV and a brief (one paragraph) statement of interest to Leorah McGinnis (email@example.com) by March 5th, 2018. Please include a description of any previous lab or field experience.
Number of positions: 3