Undergraduate opportunities in molecular ecology and evolutionary biology

Undergraduates in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB), Evolutionary and Environmental Systems (EES), and Applied Mathematics (AM) in the School of Natural Sciences may participate in any area of research in my lab. Each provides an important skill set for future scientists and has relevance to contemporary global issues such as invasive species and climate change. If you are interested in working in the lab or the field, in molecular or organismal biology, please contact me by email mdawson@ucmerced.edu or telephone 209-228-4056. To get as much as possible from this experience, you should consider taking classes in molecular, ecological, and evolutionary biology before or during your time in my lab.

Our lab aims to foster community among all individuals with varying backgrounds and experiences. We value the origination and development of novel ideas and perspectives and discovery at their convergence. We wish to encourage, participate in, and cultivate a collaborative and creative research process that provides opportunity for shared understanding. Into this process, we welcome all perspectives that are not yet well-represented and the changes they will bring. We commit to facilitating equity, diversity and inclusion.