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About Us

Research in the Jockusch lab is aimed at documenting patterns of phenotypic variation and understanding how evolutionary and developmental factors interact to create these patterns. We use a diversity of approaches, including comparative phylogenetics, molecular systematics, and developmental studies of gene function and expression. Researchers in the lab have studied a wide variety of animals, including arthropods, tardigrades, salamanders and skinks.

We are actively seeking new graduate students for fall 2022!  Email Elizabeth with a brief description of research interests and attach a C.V. if you are interesting in learning more.  All graduate students in the EEB program are fully funded and the program admits both MS and PhD students.

New Postbac Training Opportunity for Recent Graduates

We are very excited to be kicking off an NSF-funded RaMP program to train a cohort of 10 recent college graduates in genomic, evolutionary and computational biology.

Graduating and not sure what to do next?  Apply to join our RaMP program and give research a test drive!

Program benefits:

  • Engage in authentic research about genomic novelty
  • Stipend of $32,500 suppports each participant
  • Form relationships with multiple mentors
  • Networking and professional development
  • Gain in-demand skills
  • Preparation for a STEM career or graduate school

Program dates: Aug. 1, 2023-July 31, 2024.
Application deadline: March 31, 2023

Click here to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

Contact Information

Elizabeth Jockusch
Pharmacy/Biology 305B (office)
Pharmacy/Biology Building, room 318-322 (lab)
860-486-6215 (lab phone)
860-486-4452 (office phone)
860-486-6364 (fax)

Mailing Address:
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Connecticut
75 N. Eagleville Rd., Unit 3043
Storrs, CT 06269-3043