Student research at the GPLab

Join our team and have fun exploring the amazing adaptations that animals evolve to communicate in natural environments!

You can obtain professional training through supervised research in any of the areas in this website, or even other areas.

This includes:

Of course, you do not need to tap into all of these areas. But independent of your main interest being learning techniques associated with surgery, dealing with computers, dealing with animals and fieldwork or fiddling with fancy equipment, we should have an appropriate project for you.


Students usually receive:

Example syllabus

Fall 2023 - Spring 2024

Application form

Feel free to complete the application form at any time of the year. During the week of early registration for the following semester I will contact people who completed the form for a visit to the lab and discussion of potential projects. We receive more applications that we have positions, so we have to select among the candidates. Previous grades matter, but more importantly, we try to find the best match between interests and available projects, so do answer the questions in the application form carefully.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team!


Graduate Students

If you are interested in an MS:

An MS should take about two years to complete. You will take some classes and develop a research project. You will write up the project as a dissertation and present it publicly. A masters can be a great opportunity to get exposed to science, without having the long commitment that a PhD requires.

You can pay your bills by working as a teaching assistant for the department (which is a great way to develop your teaching skills). The University will then pay your tuition, give you a stipend and health insurance.

Check the MS program in the Dept. of Biological Sciences at UOP.

If you are interested in a PhD:

Unfortunately, our department does not offer a PhD program and I am not currently associated with other PhD programs.