I am looking for creative, independent and motivated graduate students that are enthusiastic about using new technology and techniques to understand the mechanisms of animal behavior. I welcome students from diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to, neuroscience, physiology, mathematics, evolution, and engineering.
The University of Florida offers two different Ph.D. admissions paths- admission through the Biology Department (applications due December 15th) and the campus-wide Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences (applications due January 15th, December 1st for international applications). Contact me and we can figure out which option is best for you. Students will likely spend time on the Gainesville campus taking classes or rotating through labs before starting research at the Whitney Lab in St. Augustine.
Admission is influenced by the available space in the lab and grant funding to support new students. Because we are not located on the Gainesville campus, teaching assistantships are difficult at the Whitney Lab. Extramural fellowships can be found at http://fundingopps.cos.com/. Funding is also available through university wide fellowships or through research assistantships, where students work on the faculty members’ grant.
If you are interested in pursuing graduate study in my lab, please fill out this form: