Research in the laboratory is directed towards understanding general, fundamental issues in evolution – such as the evolution of multicellularity, development, cell differentiation, sex, programmed cell death, altruism.
Our research is rooted in the framework of transitions in individuality and evolution of complexity (at a conceptual level), and of cellular responses to stress (at a more mechanistic level).
The experimental model-system currently being used is the green algal group, Volvocales (see our Volvocales Information Project; http://www.unbf.ca/vip).
Highly motivated students with interests in either theoretical or experimental approaches, and previous research experience are encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants should e-mail a CV, summary of research experience and interests, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for at least two referees to [email protected]
Applicants should meet the minimum requirements for acceptance in the Biology Department Graduate Program.
For more information and application, see: Graduate student position to study general and fundamental issues in evolution at the University of New Brunswick, Canada