Undergraduate Research Philosophy
My primary goal with respect to undergraduate research is to give students a realistic view of the research process so they can make an informed decision as to whether they want to pursue a research career. In my lab, undergraduates carry out their own projects addressing objectives of our research program. Through this experience, students have the opportunity to acquire technical skills, to maintain organized research records, and to generate publication quality data. I strive to provide students with an opportunity to present their work at a conference and/or as part of a refereed publication.
Undergraduate students particpate in our research as volunteers, for academic credit or as paid research interns (subject to prior experience and the availability of funds). Students interested in participating should send, by e-mail, a brief summary of their academic background, professional goals, and reasons for pursuing undergraduate research training.