MS positions are available in Dr. Marlo Jeffries' environmental toxicology laboratory in the Biology Department at TCU (Fort Worth, TX). Students will participate in research centered on elucidating the effects of contaminants of emerging concern on various physiological processes, especially those related to reproduction, development and immunity. Three major lines of research are currently being pursued: 1) Development and utilization of the fathead minnow as a model organism for immunotoxicity testing, 2) Investigations of the impact of early life stage exposures to thyroid disrupting compounds on brain development and behavior, and 3) Development of alternative methods for routine toxicity assessments, including the identification of endpoints capable of predicting long-term alterations in neurological and/or cardiovascular function. For additional details visit www.tcujeffrieslab.com.
Quick Facts about the TCU Biology Department:
• 13 tenure-track faculty
• ~18 funded TA positions for graduate students each year
• Financial support includes a full tuition award and 9-month stipend of $16,500
• Competitive Adkins Fellowships provide $3,600 in summer support
• Travel grants are available to present research at national and international scientific meetings
• Access to state-of-the-art facilities for graduate student research and education
• Collaborative research with faculty in the Chemistry and Psychology Departments as well as the School of Geology, Energy & the Environment at TCU
Prospective candidates should have an undergraduate in Biology or closely-related discipline with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and minimum GRE score of 300. Previous laboratory experience is preferred, but not required. However, a strong desire for learning and a passion for biology is a must. Interested students should send a current CV or resume, academic transcripts and a brief email describing their research interests and motivation for graduate work to Dr. Jeffries at email@example.com.
Admission to the Biology Graduate Program is handled through the College of Science & Engineering. Please visit this website (http://www.cse.tcu.edu/prospective.asp) for more details about the application process and to apply online. For maximum consideration for Spring admission with financial aid, please have your application completed by January 1.