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PhD opportunity in Evolutionary Ecology – – Polyploidy Univ. Pittsburgh

 The Ashman and Turcotte Labs at the University of Pittsburgh are looking to co-advise a PhD student interested in ecological and evolutionary impacts of whole genome duplication (polyploidy). The student will utilize our rapidly growing experimental duckweed system to test various hypotheses concerning the benefits and limitations of this widespread important major evolutionary change. 
Please visit our lab webpages for more information:      
The Department of Biological Sciences is a dynamic and growing team of enthusiastic researchers and educators.  All graduate students in the department are provided with a competitive stipend and benefits for 5 years through a combination of fellowships, TAships, and research assistantships. 
Prospective students should email me at: both tia1@pitt.edu and turcotte@pitt.edu  
with a short paragraph stating why you are interested in our labs and describe your past research experience. Please include your C.V., any publications, and contact information for a few references.  
Tia-Lynn Ashman, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor 
Martin Turcotte, Ph.D., Assistant Professor 
Department of Biological Sciences 
University of Pittsburgh