Finding A Faculty Mentor

One of the biggest challenges that students face in starting research is finding a faculty mentor.  Who you choose to contact depends on your interest.  Take the time to identify faculty members on campus whose research is of interest to you.

“Finding Faculty” URC-Sciences page:

Some students find their faculty mentors through classes they take, i.e., their professors.  If you had a positive learning experience in one of your classes, you may want to ask your professor if he/she is accepting undergraduates to their lab.  You may also want to consult your teaching assistants about finding a research position on campus.

Interested in doing research with a faculty member from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology?  Below is a handout with the names and contact information of faculty who are currently available as research mentors.

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Faculty Research Interests [download PDF]

Faculty Research Areas


Conservation Biology

Developmental Biology

Jacobs   Sears  

Evolutionary Biology

Marine Biology


Jacobs   MacDonald   Sears   Wayne  

Plant Biology

Fong   Kraft   Kremer   Sack   Savage   Sork   Zapata  

Physiological Ecology

Tropical Biology