Joining the Lab

Postdoctoral researchers

We're looking to hire one or more postdoctoral researchers! Please e-mail Kirk if interested in discussing postdoctoral research opportunities.

Graduate Students

Interested graduate students should contact me by e-mail.

I am a member of three graduate programs at UCLA:

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology program: This program is focused on ecology and evolutionary processes. Students chose a research group as they are admitted into the program.

UCLA Bioinformatics program: This program is focused on computational methods used in biological sciences, including population genetics. Students complete several rotations prior to selecting a permanent group to join.

Genetics & Genomics: This is a new graduate program at UCLA. As the name implies, it is focused on Genetics and Genomics, including population genetics. Students complete several rotations prior to selecting a permanent group to join.

Students are highly encouraged to apply for both internal and external funding (e.g. NSF Graduate Research Fellowship).

Undergraduate Students

I am looking to recruit motivated undergraduate students who can play prominent roles on projects. Interested students should contact me by e-mail

Experience with running programs from the command line, shell scripting, using a cluster, writing programs/scripts in C/C++, Perl, or Python to parse large files, and using R. Some background on genetic variation is required. Interest in population genetics a major plus.