Current Project Opportunities

A Southern Grass Skink,  Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii , one of the species we study as a model for placental evolution.

A Southern Grass Skink, Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii, one of the species we study as a model for placental evolution.

I am inviting motivated students interested in applied animal physiology to apply for PhD scholarships to work with me at La Trobe.

I currently have funds to support 1-2 student research projects, as well as field and lab equipment that students are able to use as needed. I am applying for grants that will provide funds for more specific projects and will advertise those opportunities here, when they are available.

Student research in my lab should focus on at least one of two areas which I am most-suited to supervising:

  1. Evolution and function of vertebrate placentas (external link pending)

  2. Environmental impacts on reproduction, development, and immune function (external link pending)

The specific questions students pursue within these areas are flexible, and I am happy to help develop these. You can also find more information about my research expertise on my Research and Publication pages.

If you want to apply to pursue postgraduate research under my supervision, please either CLICK HERE to email me directly, or CLICK HERE to submit an Expression of Interest to La Trobe University. Also, check out my my Mentorship Philosophy and Why study in Albury-Wodonga pages for further information about working with me.

In addition to postgraduate research opportunities, the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science also offers 3-year postdoctoral research fellowships under the Nicholas Hoogenraad Fellowship program. Applications are typically due in mid-late June of each year.

PLEASE NOTE: I cannot guarantee a placement or scholarship within my lab. To be successful, applicants must meet the La Trobe University entry requirements for a PhD degree and scholarships, and there may be additional requirements depending on the project and scholarship in question. Generally, a first-class honours mark (or equivalent) is required to be eligible for a PhD scholarship. Please CLICK HERE to learn more at La Trobe’s Graduate Research Degree website for further information.