Contact / Join Us

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-doctoral opportunities

With funding from the NIH, and in collaboration with Scott Pletcher‘s lab at U Michigan, we are looking for a post-doc interested in understanding social behaviors and they systems biology of aging using Drosophila. If you would like to know more, click the botton:

With funding from a Longevity Impetus grant, we currently have an opening for a post-doc interested in systems biology and aging, to work on a project studying resilience in Drosophila. If you would like to know more, please email us.

Lab Technician opportunity: We are currently searching for a qualified lab technician to work on a project that explores the systems biology of sexual dimorphism in Drosophila. You can contact us with questions and apply for this position here.

Graduate students: Students interested in joining my lab can apply either through the Department of Lab Medicine and Pathology in the School of Medicine, where my lab will be located, through the Department of Biology, or through UW’s Molecular and Cellular Biology graduate program. We work on a variety of organisms (fruit flies, companion dogs, humans) using a variety of approaches–experimental methods, computation biology, systems biology, and theory. 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 by email. We typically have ~10 undergraduates in the lab working on a range of projects and with a range of independence based on student’s interest and goals.

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 graduate school, medical school, biotech, and more. Many students have also obtained scholarships (Mary Gates, Rhodes, Intel, et al).

Get in touch

Dr Daniel Promislow



BOX 357705, ROOM K-078



PH: 206 616-6994