Graduate Student in Evolutionary Functional Genomics at UC Irvine
School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine
Location: Irvine, California
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
The Briscoe, Emerson, Gaut, Kvon, Lee, Long, and Thornton labs at the University of California, Irvine are looking for prospective Ph.D. students to join us. Research in our labs probes the connection between variation in genes and genomes and how that affects organismal phenotypes. These labs specialize on topics in evolutionary genetics, including genome structural variation, evo-devo, epigenomics, genomics of domestication, transposable element evolution, experimental evolution, molecular evolution of the visual system, the genetics of complex traits, population and behavioral genetics. The common theme is that we combine evolutionary biology with genomics approaches (3rd-generation sequencing, transcriptomics, epigenomics, 3D genomics, genome editing etc) to understand the evolutionary causes and functional consequences of natural variation. Our students train in both “wet” and “dry” lab approaches. While many specialize in bioinformatics and big data methodologies, others carry out cutting-edge genomics experiments or specialize in dissecting organismal traits (e.g, domestication, vision, Lyme disease). There is strong interaction and collaboration across labs, and co-advising is common and welcome. Each lab also has a strong dedication to individual development and mentoring.
About School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine
The School of Biological Sciences at UC Irvine is a premier center of biological education and research. Multidisciplinary research and academic opportunities are offered in the areas of ecology; cancer biology; cell biology; developmental biology and genetics; mechanisms of gene expression; neurobiology; epigenetics; structural biology; virology; and stem cells. With 3,255 undergraduate and 256 graduate students, the School is one of the largest schools at UC Irvine. The school has 122 faculty members in four departments: developmental and cell biology; ecology and evolutionary biology; molecular biology and biochemistry; and neurobiology and behavior.