Consonant with our goal to promote incorporation of minimally-invasive biological measures in social science studies in everyday settings, we also provide training in these methods (and their development) to colleagues and students at various stages of their careers. We have also provided Workshop modules in various aspects of research design, data collection, laboratory analysis, data interpretation, and methodology (endocrine, immunologic, anthropometric, energetic/nutritional, observational).

Postdoctoral and professional
We have hosted some colleagues at the postdoctoral and professorial level who seek involvement in areas covered by our research programs, or specific training in a new area. Although we do not presently have a training grant that allows support of such individuals, there are various mechanisms to generate such support. For postdocs, the best option is to work with us to obtain an NRSA (NIH), which provides 2 years' salary support with some funds for research. For more advanced professionals, career development awards from federal agencies and foundations are strong options.

Please contact us if you are interested in training possibilities or collaborative advancement of your research.

Biological anthropology does not practice a "cloning model" in graduate student training, so those who work in the Laboratory have pursued a variety of topics of interest to them. Insofar as opening new areas for research and associated development of new methodology is a goal of the Laboratory, we strongly support the fresh substantive orientations, insights, and energy that students introduce. Ample space allows us to provide designated place (bench and other) for graduate students working in the Laboratory. Up-to-date substantial laboratory and computer instrumentation and software support most of the needs of students, and we have been quite successful in generating support for new equipment as graduate research needs evolve.

Places in the Laboratory are available through the graduate program of Anthropology (which is highly competitive, and takes 6 students/year for the entire program), the Women's Studies Program, and the Nutrition or the Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior Programs in the Division of Biological Sciences. Students with an interest in working with us are encouraged to get in touch.

The Laboratory encourages interest and involvement from undergraduates. A variety of mechanisms exist for pursuit of undergraduate research, including the following:

  1. Directed reading and research
  2. Honors reading and research
  3. Howard Hughes program for summer science internships (Pat Marstellar, director).
  4. Volunteer participation in ongoing research in the laboratory.
Students seeking experience in research should peruse the pages of our research program. Unfortunately, we do not at present have funds to allow us to support students for work in the laboratory.

If the topics are of interest to you, then contact us to make an appointment to discuss your possible involvement through one of the mechanisms outlined above.

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