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Department Research Opportunities for Undergrads

Below is a list of research opportunities within EEB for undergraduates. These opportunities are posted by EEB faculty and graduate students who have openings in their labs and/or a chance for undergraduates to gain research experience outside of the classroom.

In addition to the opportunities listed below, you may also wish to
check out these additional resources for undergraduate research:

  • UT’s Office of Undergraduate Research
  • Pathways to Science
  • The Student Opportunity Center provides a database of thousands
    of events, publications, and experiential learning opportunities.

Additional places to look for research opportunities are: the Ecolog Listserv, Texas A&M’s Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences job board, the Society for Conservation Biology jobs board, and the Evolution Directory (EvolDir).

EEB Faculty Actively Recruiting Undergraduate Researchers

Opportunities for undergraduate research are available in EEB. Reach out directly to any EEB faculty whose research you find interesting and that matches your career goals to inquire if positions are available. Below are specific labs that have research needs. This could include data management and basic analysis, literature reviews, greenhouse maintenance, animal care or field work or other specific research tasks – all pending COVID-19 precautions and recommendations. The research positions may be Paid, Volunteer or for Research Credit. Reach out directly to each faculty member and include a CV/resume and why you are interested in working in their lab.

Name Email Title/Description Application
Michael Gilchrist Mathematical & computational biology, evolution of protein coding sequences Ongoing Course credit/Volunteer
Elizabeth Derryberry Fieldwork/nest surveys on population of tree swallows w/ possibility of developing independent research project Until filled Course credit/Volunteer
Brian O’Meara Until filled Course credit/Volunteer
Dan Simberloff Paid
Mike Blum Variation in functional traits of coastal plants that contribute to marsh sediment accretion. Email Haley Kodak if interested! Ongoing Course credit/Volunteer

EEB faculty and graduate students who have new undergraduate research opportunities to post may submit them here.