Bacteria Living in Bees: How They Interact and How They Affect Their Hosts
|This is an ongoing project.||
Contact DetailsKim Hammond
Starting in summer-fall 2015, we are especially interested in a volunteer to work with experiments on live bumble bee colonies or with using genetic tools to modify the genomes of the bee bacteria.
Preference for students with interests in genetics, microbiology, evolutionary biology, or insects.
The most important requirement is a strong curiosity about biology and motivation to learn more!
Students will need to devote at least 10 hours per week, and should plan to commit for at least 2 semesters. There is a possibility of working more hours in the summers.
Initially students start as unpaid volunteers. Those who perform well and are interested in staying in the lab usually transition to a paid student position after 5 months. Some students have worked on projects for course credit.
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