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Genetics Laboratory Internship Program

The Genetics Laboratory of the Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics, SCBI, uses molecular genetic methods in support of studies in systematics, population genetics, and behavioral ecology. Much of the research is directly applicable to concerns of conservation biology, and relevant to endangered species and biodiversity issues. Staff members of the laboratory have developed skills in DNA analysis from suboptimal materials (i.e., “ancient” DNA from subfossils and museum specimens and from noninvasively collected samples such as scats or shed hair). Many projects also involve infectious disease, including genetic analyses of a wide range of pathogens, vectors and hosts. The lab utilizes many standard methods in molecular biology, such as DNA sequencing and fragment (microsatellite) analysis, but also has developing skills in next generation sequencing of DNA and RNA, and the statistical analyses of these data.

Contact Email: FleischerR@si.edu

Opportunity Website: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/CCEG/default.cfm

Term: No positions available for 2013

 

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