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

Alfaro   Barber   Blumstein   Fong   Grether   Ordway   Sack   Shaffer   Smith   Sork   Tingley   Wayne  

Developmental Biology

Jacobs   Sears  


Evolutionary Biology

Marine Biology


Jacobs   MacDonald   Sears   Wayne  

Plant Biology

Fong   Kraft   Kremer   Ordway   Sack   Savage   Sork   Zapata  

Physiological Ecology

Knowles   Kraft   Kremer   Ordway   Sack  

Tropical Biology

Barber   Kraft   Ordway   Sack   Sears   Smith   Sork   Zapata