The Promislow lab at the University of Washington has openings for undergraduates, graduate students and postdocs interested in the evolution of aging and other life history traits, mechanisms of sexual selection, the evolution of networks, and a broad range of other evolutionary questions. Some current projects are described here.

Post-Docs: We currently have post-doctoral opportunities available through our Genetic Approaches to Aging Training Grant (GAATG). Four positions are available to start in UW-based labs working on aging this Spring 2017. The Promislow lab is interested in attracting post-docs through the GAATG training grant with aging-related interests in Drosophila genomics, metabolomics, systems biology, mating behavior, and neurodegenerative disease. Interested applications can find more information about the Training Grant positions here if you click on the 'Post-Doc Openings' link.

Graduate students: Students interested in joining my lab can apply either through the Department of Pathology in the School of Medicine, where my lab will be located, or through the Department of Biology. While the primary interest in the lab is on questions related to the evolution of aging and mate choice in the fruit fly, I have had students work on copepods, bluebirds, dogs and bacteria, and on theoretical and computational projects as well as empirical ones. The main criterion for joining the lab is a passion for asking interesting questions and a willingness to work hard to answer them.

Undergraduates: If you are an undergraduate at UW interested in getting involved in research, feel free to contact me. I typically have six or seven undergraduates in the lab working on a range of problems. In addition to those wanting to carry out empirical studies, students with interests in computational, statistical or mathematical projects are also welcome to contact me. Students from my lab have gone on to medical school, graduate school, and have obtained various scholarships (Gates, Rhodes, Intel).