For information on the Neuman-Lee lab philosophy, my expectations for students, and expectations that students should have of me, please see The Neuman-Lee Lab Guidelines.
The Neuman-Lee lab is recruiting highly motivated and passionate students for entry into the MS and/or PhD Program in Biological Sciences at Arkansas State University to address questions at the intersection of immunology and endocrinology. The Neuman-Lee lab addresses these questions in a variety of contexts, including using anthropogenic and natural stressors. Students should expect to work in both the field and the lab. Reptiles and amphibians are the primary model species, although work addressing relevant questions with other organisms may be possible.
Students in the Neuman-Lee lab will have resources available to them such as:
A state-of-the-art ecotoxicological facility (https://www.astate.edu/college/sciences-and-mathematics/ecotoxicology-research-facility/)
The Arkansas Biosciences Institute, which is a core facility that provides equipment for proteomics, genomics, imaging, flow cytometry, and tissue culture (http://www.astate.edu/a/abi/)
A histological lab
An extensive natural history collection (https://www.astate.edu/news/national-science-foundation-approves-5-48-million-in-grants-for-biodiversity-projects-led-by-a-state-researchers)
A huge variety of field locations that expand across ecological gradients.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to students with prior research experience, a passion for science, and evidence of self-motivation and self-drive. Applicants from a minority background (e.g. ethnic, racial, gender, LGBTQ+, first generation college student) are especially encouraged to apply.
Prior to applying, prospective students are strongly urged to contact Dr. Lori Neuman-Lee (email@example.com) directly to discuss funding opportunities, potential projects, and program admission details. If admitted to the program, students can generally expect 2 years (MS) or 5 years (PhD) of funding through RA and/or TA support.
Application information for M.S. and PhD programs are linked below.