Recruiting graduate students

Graduate student opportunities in evolutionary genomics of adaptation and speciation at the University of Arizona

The Matzkin Lab ( at the University of Arizona, Department of Entomology is currently recruiting graduate students (PhD and MS) to join our diverse lab.  Our lab has several themes focusing mostly on the exciting cactophilic Drosophila system.  Among the ongoing projects are:

– Genomic evolution across cactophilic Drosophila.
– Quantitative genetics of behavioral strategies, life history characteristics, morphology associated with local ecological adaptation
– Ecological genomics of adaptation in cactophilic Drosophila (cactus host chemistry, nutrition, desiccation, thermal stress, aestivation, etc.)
– Evolutionary genomics of plasticity and transgenerational effects
– Genomics of speciation and the evolution of reproductive incompatibilities

The fact that we are located in the Sonoran Desert also facilitates field focused projects. If you are interested in these or other related topics please contact Luciano Matzkin (  Graduate students can apply via the Entomology and Insect Science (EIS) Graduate Program ( or the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Program (  The application deadline for both programs is December 1st.


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