Graduate student positions available – March 17, 2010

1. I have funding to support graduate research assistantships for two students at the MS or PhD level to study the ecology of insects in agricultural systems with a focus on insect-plant interactions, biological control and chemical ecology. Research directions that fall within the realm of any of these areas are encouraged.  Ideal students should be highly enthusiastic and interested in working at the interface of ecology, entomology, and agriculture.

2. A graduate student position at the PhD level is available to research the molecular genetics of Colorado potato beetles. Previous experience with molecular methods and bioinformatics is highly desirable.

All positions come with a stipend, full tuition waiver, and benefits package including health insurance. Preferred start date is Summer or Fall 2010, although this may be flexible depending on the circumstances.

Interested individuals should contact me via email ( to discuss their background, qualifications, and research interests.

Department of Entomology
288 Farm Lane
243 Natural Science Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824
Phone 517-355-4633
Fax 517-432-7061

MSU AgBioResearch

109 Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, Michigan 48824

Dr. Zsofia Szendrei
Vegetable Entomology Lab
Department of Entomology
Michigan State University
1129 Farm Lane, Room 348
Food Safety and Toxicology Bldg.
East Lansing MI 48824