Join us!

In the next year, I will be building our lab group at Penn State. I will be hiring a technician and postdoc (ideal start date spring/summer 2020) and beginning to recruit graduate students.

Lab Technician/Manager:

I will post an advertisement for this position in the Fall of 2019. Ideally, the technician will start in the Spring of 2020.


  1. I will post an ad for an NSF grant-funded post-doc position in Fall of 2019. The ideal start date will be Spring/Summer 2020. The application will consist of a single pdf that includes a cover letter, CV, names of three references, and pdfs of your recent publications or preprints.
  2. I am also more than happy to work with postdocs interested in securing their own funding (e.g., NSF postdoc).

Graduate students:

I am always looking for curious, creative, dedicated, and interesting students to learn alongside. I can take students through several programs, including Plant Sciences, and the intercollege graduate program in Ecology or Plant Biology. We can discuss what might be the best option for you.

Grad students will be funded through a combination of TA- and RA-ships. There are also various ways to secure your own funding (e.g., NSF GRFP) that provide additional independence. If you intend to apply to the lab, I am happy to work with you on putting together those applications.

To start a conversation about grad school, please send me a ‘pre-application’ in the late summer/early fall of the year you plan to apply to Penn State. In the email, please explain your educational background, interest in the lab, and goals for graduate school. Please also attach your CV (info on putting together a CV).