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Open Postdoctoral Position

The Lowry lab is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will conduct DOE-funded genomic and/or physiological research on pathogen resistance and/or cold tolerance in switchgrass. Responsibilities will include conducting research experiments, analyzing data, making presentations, and writing manuscripts. The Postdoctoral Research Associate is expected to work collaboratively with members of the Lowry Lab at Michigan State University, including undergraduate and graduate students and technicians, to carry out this research. You can apply for the job at the following website:

For Potential Graduate Students

If you are interested in topics related to my research and think that you might be interested in joining my lab, please feel free to contact me at Before contacting me, I strongly encourage you to read some of my recent publications, which can be found at:

My appointment at MSU is in the Department of Plant Biology ( While my appointment is in Plant Biology, there is the opportunity for graduate students to apply jointly to the University Program in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Program (EEBB; and/or the Molecular Plant Sciences Program (MPS; Students in EEBB and MPS obtain their degree from a core department (Plant Biology), but also receive a certificate from their training program.

There are several fellowships at MSU, one exclusively for students in the plant sciences (unfortunately, these are only available for US citizens). There are also TA positions available in the Plant Biology department at MSU. The MPS Program supports students during their first year of laboratory rotations. If you are eligible, I strongly encourage you to apply for a NSF Graduate Fellowship. These are very competitive, but a real benefit to your graduate program.

All of the application materials for the PhD programs should be available on the web, but if you have any questions regarding Plant Biology, please let me know.