Joining the Laboratory:
If you are interested in working with me contact me at Jerry.Troutman@uncc.edu. I take care to fill my lab with only people that are truly interested in science and research. Research is an immensely rewarding experience, but only with plenty of sweat. Being smart is not enough to be successful. You should be ready to be challenged at all times, and you should thrive under pressure. Medicine exists because of what researchers do every day. Technology exists because of what researchers do everyday. If you want to be a part of that, then I can't wait to meet you.
If you are an undergraduate interested in my laboratory I expect dedication and commitment to research. You should be ready to work hard and learn a ton. If you are signing up for credit I only accept three and four credit hour commitments. I expect you to desire to be independent and be capable of becoming so rapidly. I expect you to perform original research, read the literature, attend group meetings, and contribute intellectually to our work.
Graduate school is challenging, requiring you to manage time like you have never had to do before. You must be able to juggle many things at once and the fact of the matter is: that is part of your training. I expect my graduate students to focus very hard on publications, and nearly all work should have publication in mind at all times. I expect you to be a model for the undergraduates in the laboratory, and help in the training of these undergraduates, as this is also part of your training. If you are interested please take a look at both the Chemistry Masters and Nanoscale PhD program. In addition, there is an interdisciplinary PhD program in Biology. I am always happy to work with students interested in biomedical and biochemical research, and am committed to making you the best researcher that you can be. Our lab is also affiliated with The Center for Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, which you should also take a look at.