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Entomology and Nematology Department

Entomology and Nematology Department

Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships

Available graduate study opportunities will be posted here as they arise. If the table is empty, please contact the Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Heather McAuslane (, as new funding may become available at any time.

Opportunity Description Contact

Ph.D. Assistantships.

The Department of Entomology and Nematology at University of Florida is seeking candidates for Ph.D. graduate assistantships, including assistantships in:

  1. Honey bee-virus molecular interactions; novel toxin delivery systems to target crop pests (contact 
    Dr. Bryony C. Bonning

  2. Population genetics and impacts of invasive ants (contact 
    Dr. Andrea Lucky

  3. Evolutionary biology and behavior (contact 
    Dr. Christine W. Miller

  4. Molecular forest entomology (relationships between fungi, microbes and emerging tree pests; (contact 
    Dr. Jiri Hulcr,

  5. Microbiome functions in invasive fruit flies; Chironomids as a model for human pathogens (contact 
    Dr. Adam C. N. Wong,

The top-ranked Department of Entomology and Nematology at University of Florida offers a unique experience for graduates interested in pursuing careers in entomology and nematology, with a dynamic graduate program and state of the art research facilities. University support for fundamental research includes the HiPerGator supercomputer, and the Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research. The department also has unprecedented connections with industry through the NSF Center for Arthropod Management Technologies (CAMTech). Gainesville has a subtropical climate, a reasonable cost of living, and all of the cultural activities expected of a university town.

Applications and enquiries should be directed to the appropriate faculty member for your research interests as listed above, or as found at

The application should consist of:

  • A cover letter stating your research interests and career goals,
  • CV including GPA, GRE scores (and TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants), and extracurricular activities,
  • Contact information for three referees.

The deadline for receipt of prospective student applications to guarantee consideration for funding to visit the department is December 15, 2018. Students should contact appropriate faculty members well in advance of this deadline. Applications received after this date may also be considered.

Successful candidates will be invited to submit a formal application online. Details at

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution


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