PhD Student: 

The MacManes Lab at The University of New Hampshire is in search of a talented PhD student to work on a funded project aimed at understanding the genomic underpinnings of parental care in the Rock Dove. This work, done in collaboration with the Calisi Lab at The University of California – Davis, will combine cutting edge techniques in neuroendocrinology with the analysis of high throughput sequencing data. I especially encourage students with diverse and non-traditional backgrounds to apply. The successful candidate may have an undergraduate degree in Biology, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or other disciplines, and have research experience. Interested students are strongly encouraged to contact me at matthew.macmanes@unh.edu.

See the Calisi Lab (Univ. of California, Davis) website http://www.rebeccacalisi.org/Rebecca_Calisi_Research/Opportunities.html for opportunities related to the neuroendocrine aspects of this work! Our hope is that while the UNH student will be more focused on the genomics component, and UCD more focused on the neuroendocrine, significant \’cross training\’ will occur. Ideally we\’d love for our students to be proficient in techniques in endocrinology and genomics.  

Postdoctoral Scholars

Candidates interested in applying for the NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology (http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15501/nsf15501.htm), specifically program (1) Broadening Participation of Groups Underrepresented in Biology, should contact me ASAP about sponsorship. I\’m interested in advising people interested in working on:

  • Many aspects of genomics, including genome/transcriptome assembly, population genomics, evolutionary genomics, behavioral ecology, etc. 
  • Specific Projects:
    1. Pipeline development and development of computational algorithms to assess de novo transcriptome assembly
    2. Any aspect of desert adaptation
    3. Adaptation to extreme NH environments.
    4. Phylogeograph-omics of Peromyscus eremicus.