Graduate Students

In the King lab, I welcome graduate students who are interested in genomics, evolutionary biology and quantitative methods. Interested students should familiarize themselves with the research program in the lab by exploring the research page and some of our publications. Much of the work we do integrates computational and quantitative techniques with empirical approaches. Prior experience with computational and quantitative techniques is not a requirement of joining the King lab, however, a general willingness to learn new techniques and take on new challenges is. I am committed to teaching graduate students the skills necessary to be a successful biologist and providing an environment conducive to productive training.

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(students interested in joining my lab must contact me prior to applying to the graduate program)

Undergraduate Students

The best way to learn about how science works is to spend some time in a lab. I am committed to providing hands on lab experience to MU undergraduates. You can expect to learn how to ask pertinent scientific questions, design and perform the relevant experiments, analyze the resulting data, and present your findings. In short, we will try to teach you what it is like to "do science." Some of you will find it exciting and might consider a career in science while others might decide that learning about the results of experiments is more fun than the tediousness involved in performing those experiments (and that is ok). In either case, it is always valuable to gain an understanding of how the scientific process functions in the real world and we welcome undergraduates of all stages.
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Elizabeth King (many years ago) holding a Linum sulcatum flower, the subject of her undergraduate research project with Dr. Vince Eckhart (published in American Midland Naturalist)