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November 1-3, 2013
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Graduate Fellowships

Ecological Genomics: Genes in Ecology and Ecology in Genes

Multiple Graduate Fellowships AVAILABLE for admission in Fall 2010 to join the Ecological Genomics Institute (EGI) at Kansas State University. These fellowships are available through a joint program among some EGI members and Ecology and Evolutionary faculty in the KSU Division of Biology.  This program, Ecology, Evolution and Genomics in Changing Environments (EEG), features:

  • Integrative opportunities in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Genomics
  • Diverse interdisciplinary coursework
  • Development of teaching skills
  • Competitive stipend of up to $30,000 per year, plus tuition and expenses
  • Instrumentation, core facilities and resources need to perform quality research

Details and application information can be found at www.k-state.edu/eeg.

The application deadline for the EEG program is December 15, 2009.

In addition, individual EGI members may also have Graduate Fellowships available.  Research in the EGI works to link responses of living systems to environmental change at the genetic level. The overarching goal of this research initiative is to identify the genes that are involved in organismal responses to the environment.  Information on EGI faculty and their research can be found on our Research page..

Research and education opportunities exist for Graduate Students to work towards an MS or PhD degree in this large collaborative and interdisciplinary effort.   Twenty faculty with interests spanning the diversity of disciplines within ecological genomics are involved in the Ecological Genomics Institute (see below).

Questions?  Send e-mail to Doris Merrill, Program Coordinator, dmerrill@k-state.edu.

Ecological Genomics Faculty

     Eduard Akhunov, Plant Pathology, Genomics of Adaptive Plasticity of Polyploids

     Sue Brown, Division of Biology, Insect Genomics

     Carolyn Ferguson, Division of Biology, Plant Evolutionary Genetics

     Karen Garrett, Plant Pathology, Plant-Microbe Ecological Genomics

     Michael Herman, Division of Biology, Nematode Community Ecological Genomics

     Loretta Johnson, Division of Biology, Plant Genomics and Global Change

     Ari Jumpponen Division of Biology, Host-Fungus Interaction Genomics.

     Srini Kambhampati, Entomology, Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics

     David Margolies, Entomology, Genomics of Foraging Behavior

     Jeremy Marshall, Entomology, Genomics/Proteomics of Speciation

     Ted Morgan, Division of Biology, Evolutionary & Ecological Quantitative Genomics

     Brett Sandercock, Division of Biology, Avian Population Demography and Genetics

     Mike Smith, Entomology, Plant-Arthropod Genomic Interactions

     Tim Todd, Plant Pathology, Nematode Community Ecological Genomics

     Mark Ungerer, Division of Biology, Plant Evolutionary Genetics/Genomics

     Steve Welch, Agronomy, Network Models and Natural Variation

     Ruth Welti, Division of Biology, Lipidomics of plant stress

     Anna Whitfield, Plant Pathology, Genomics of Virus-Vector Interactions

     Samantha Wisely, Division of Biology, Population Genomics

     Kun Yan Zhu, Entomology, Insect Toxicogenomics


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