Joining the Lab

Prospective Graduate Students:

Dr. Saltzman is currently accepting Ph.D. students through the Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology (EEOB) graduate program, the interdepartmental Neuroscience graduate program, and the Biomedical Sciences graduate program. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Saltzman directly before applying.

Prospective Undergraduate Students:

Undergraduates who are interested in joining the Saltzman lab should e-mail Dr. Saltzman.

Students should be highly motivated, dependable, hard-working, detail-oriented, and able to work well both independently and as part of a team. We normally require a minimum GPA of 3.2 and ask students to commit to working in the lab for at least 12 months for a minimum of 8 hours per week. Students usually work as volunteers or for course credit (e.g. BIOL 194, 197 or 199), but can sometimes be paid through on-campus programs such as MARC-U, UC LEADS, MSRIP, or the STEM Pathway program. All undergraduates in the lab initially assist with ongoing research projects; however, successful, longer-term students are encouraged to develop independent research projects. We have an outstanding track record of securing intramural research support for student projects through Undergraduate Research Mini-grants and the Chancellor's Research Fellowship. Moreover, many of our students participate in UCR's annual Undergraduate Research Symposium as well as regional research conferences, publish papers in UCR's Undergraduate Research Journal, and even co-author papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals.