The Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto has many world-class biologists and is fantastic place to do science. You will join a great group of graduate students who are actively engaged in all aspects of our community including reading/discussion groups, seminars and social events. The St. George campus is located in the heart of downtown Toronto.
I am recruiting M.Sc. and PhD students to join my lab. If you are interested in discussing MSc or PhD opportunities please send me an email. I’d like to hear (1) a bit about you and any prior research experience that you have, (2) your motivations for pursuing graduate research, and (3) why my work is of interest to you. Please also send a copy of your unofficial transcripts. Applications for the MSc program are only open to domestic (Canadian) students, while the PhD program is open to both domestic and international students.
I welcome inquiries from all individuals who have a genuine curiosity to understand the living world and a passion for science, regardless of your background or path to get here. Graduate students in my lab have the opportunity to explore their own projects on topics that are related to my interests, or to take the lead on some of my ongoing projects. I am also a faculty member of the Collaborative Graduate Program in Genome Biology and Bioinformatics (GBB) and can supervise students through this program.
For graduate students, having your own funding is not necessary, but certainly helps. All graduate students in the EEB department are guaranteed a minimum level of funding per year for the duration of their program. This is earned either through external scholarships, or a combination of teaching assistant positions and funding from my grants. Please be aware of the relevant deadlines for graduate funding opportunities (eg. OGS and NSERC) and contact me ahead of time.
Research opportunities for undergraduate students are available through research courses for credit (EEB397; EEB497 and 498), paid positions through the UofT Work Study program, unpaid volunteer opportunities, and undergraduate scholarships and summer research awards. Please be aware of the deadlines and processes applicable to research courses, awards, and work study positions.
If you are interested in getting involved please contact me via email and explain your motivations for pursuing undergraduate research, why my work is of interest to you, and your availability for research (which semester(s)? how many hours per week?).
If you are interested in doing a postdoc, get in touch! I welcome inquiries from those with their own funding, or who would like to collaborate on a funding application. Some postdoc funding opportunities include NSERC, NSERC Banting, the EEB Postdoctoral Fellowship, and the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.