Postdoc and Ph.D. positions available!

I am looking for graduate students interested in cooperation and conflict. Our NSF-funded research will test the hypothesis that social conflict can drive co-evolutionary arms races in nature. Students will have the opportunity to carry out summer field research at the Mountain Lake Biological Station in Virginia.

If you are interested in social conflict and microbial model systems, please contact me (eaostrowski (at) uh (dot) edu) for more information, preferably with a CV, a short description of any prior research experience, your research interests and career goals.

More information about our graduate program and how to apply is here.

Postdoctoral Researchers:

A postdoc position is available in my lab. The research will involve the application of population genomic approaches to understand the history of cooperation and conflict in natural populations of Dictyostelium. I am seeking to hire someone with background in molecular evolution, population genomics, and/or microbial evolution.  For more information, please contact me, and include a description of your research background and interests.


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We also post upcoming lab activities and field trips through our blog.  See the calendar on the blog for the next scheduled activity -- visitors are always welcome.  No experience needed -- just drop by SR2 229 at the designated time!



There are openings in the lab for undergraduates interested in doing research -- please contact me by email.  

UH students: Please see if you qualify for the UH work-study program, which will offer paid support to do research in a lab.  There are also multiple scholarship opportunities through the UH Office for Undergraduate Research, including the Provost's Undergraduate Research Scholarship (PURS) and the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF).  There are also summer fellowships available through the UH Biology of Behavior Institute.

Not sure how to get started with research? Fill out the form here to send me a message, sign up for notices about upcoming field trips, or check-out our new blog to join us for field trip or participate in ongoing laboratory research projects..






Are you thinking about going to graduate school? 

Here are some useful resources:

A Graduate School Survival Guide

Advice on Succeeding in Graduate School (John Thompson, UCSC)

Some Modest Advice for Graduate Students (Stephen Stearns, Yale University)

The Importance of Stupidity in Scientific Research (Martin Schwartz, UVA)