The Dlugosch Lab @ The University of Arizona


Below please find information about

Dr. Dlugosch's Courses

ECOL 596
I  Biology of Invasive Species
Graduate-Level Seminar
Spring, Odd Years
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   Evolutionary Ecology
Graduate-Level Seminar
Spring, Even Years
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ECOL 302   Ecology
Undergraduate core course, taught together with Dr. Judie Bronstein
Fall, All Years
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Opportunities for Undergraduates to be Involved in the Dlugosch Lab

We frequently have opportunities for interested undergraduates, especially if you have a specific interest in pursuing the type of research that we do for your future career. Contact Dr. Dlugosch to discuss your interests and background further.

Note that we gladly accept students under the following arrangements:
  1. Course credit (Independent Study or Directed Research). This requires a specific time commitment for the number of credit hours received, and you will obtain a grade or pass/fail. This is the most common way that students enter the lab.
  2. Internships from Pima CC or other programs. We have had several great Pima interns, and we encourage inquiries from students looking for internship positions.
  3. Pay. Occasionally, we do have funds to support student employment. We typically advertise these positions to the Biology undergraduate listserve and conduct interviews.
  4. Volunteering is discouraged. Training to work in the lab takes a significant commitment on our part, and we look for a commitment from students in return.
Other Sources of Funding:

Opportunities for Graduate Studies in the Dlugosch Lab

I am always open to discussing graduate work with students whose interests are a great fit for the lab. I expect to be admitting new PhD students in Fall 2017 (applications due Dec 2016).
Email me to discuss your interests and career goals!

Mentoring Philosophy
I encourage PhD students in my group to be very independent in their research directions, and to not necessarily pursue work on the same study systems as I do.  I expect them to be following their own big questions and research goals, preparing them to be independent scientists when they graduate.  For those reasons, I look for applicants to have a pretty good idea of what their research and career goals are, and to welcome independence in my lab.  At the same time, I look for our interests to overlap strongly enough that the lab is a stimulating and interactive environment for everyone.

Sources of Funding
Students in the EEB program are typically supported by TAships at minimum, if making satisfacotry progress (see graduate funding information here). It is ideal to secure your own source of funding, and I encourage all applicants to submit applications to any relevant fellowship competitions. Some possibilities for incoming students:

Opportunities for Postdoctoral Research in the Dlugosch Lab

I am always interested in collaborating with great postdoctoral researchers whose interests align with the lab and whose careers will be enhanced by our work together. Email me to discuss your postdoctoral plans and any potential upcoming grant-funded positions in the lab.

It is ideal of course to secure your own source of funds, and I am happy to work together to propose projects that would fit into the scope of my lab. Some possible avenues:

Graduate Committee Participation

I happliy serve on graduate committees for grad students focused on many areas of ecology, evolution, botany, invasion and conservation biology. Set up a meeting to discuss participation further.

Katrina's all-important expectations for the Advancement to Candidacy exam are here.

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