The University of Maryland Department of Animal & Avian Sciences are seeking applicants for graduate Master’s and PhD assistantships in the Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 academic year.
The department is comprised of 21 faculty members with research interests in four primary areas: Animal Genetics and Cell Biology, Nutrient Utilization and Management, Animal Reproduction and Development, and Pathobiology and Infectious Diseases. Faculty with openings in their laboratories include:
- Dr. Nishanth Sunny – Metabolic regulation during growth and development focusing on mitochondrial metabolism – http://ansc.umd.edu/people/nishanth-e-sunny
- Dr. Lisa Taneyhill – Patterning of the early embryo with a focus on neural crest and placode cells – http://ansc.umd.edu/people/lisa-taneyhill
- Dr. Tom Porter – Neuroendocrine regulation of growth and metabolism – http://ansc.umd.edu/people/tom-e-porter
- Dr. Iqbal Hamza – Genetics of nutritional iron metabolism and anemia – http://ansc.umd.edu/people/iqbal-hamza
- Dr. Chad Stahl – Nutrtional programming of growth – http://ansc.umd.edu/people/chad-h-stahl
- Dr. Kasey Moyes – Nutritional immunology – http://ansc.umd.edu/people/kasey-m-moyes
Assistantships provide a competitive stipend, health benefits and tuition remission. Assistantships are are renewable depending on satisfactory progression through the program as well.
Students will engage in research and collaborate with other graduate students under the direction of their mentor. Additionally, students will be assigned teaching assistant duties, typically for one course per year.
Candidates should have:
- Previous lab experience
- Earned a B.S. degree in Animal Sciences, Biology, Biochemistry, or closely related field)
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Exhibit a strong work ethic