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GASP LABProspective Graduate Students
In the Gabor / GASP Lab, we value creativity, zest, and grit. Graduate students are encouraged to work independently within an active area of research in the lab. If you are considering joining graduate school you should read this article as it is very accurate and will help you succeed. It is entitled the Five truths about graduate school.

Graduate students join the lab through one of the Department of Biology graduate programs. Most of my Masters students are in the Population and Conservation Biology Program.

Prospective graduate students should contact Dr. Caitlin Gabor and include in their letter:
1. an outline of possible research topics
2. a summary of research experience
3. a CV
4. a description of career goals
5. a list of relevant coursework (with grades)

Prospective Undergraduate Research Assistants
We look for curious, zesty, and hard working undergraduate students who are interested in participating in all aspects of the research we do – from cleaning fish tanks to collecting data. Students should be able to commit ~ 10 hours per week, and to work with us for at least 2 semesters. We encourage students to take Biol 4299 to receive course credit for their research experience.

If you are an interested undergraduate, contact Dr. Gabor by email with the following information:
1. a little background on who you are
2. your reasons for seeking research experience
3. the biology courses you have taken

Prospective Postdocs
Funding for postdocs: Funding for postdoctoral salaries may come from a postdoctoral grant (e.g., NSF) or from grant funding to the lab.  Which is most appropriate depends on research topic as well as availability of funds. Since securing funds requires planning ahead, wherever you apply, you should contact potential postdoctoral advisors one year before you expect to join a postdoctoral lab, if possible. Planning ahead is likely to increase your postdoctoral opportunities.

If you are an interested, contact Dr. Gabor by email with the following information:
1. an outline of possible research topics
2. a summary of research experience
3. how your background would contribute to the lab
4. a CV