Prospective Graduate Students

Fall 2014: I am considering applicants for our Ph.D. program, starting Fall 2015. Due to funding constraints, I am currently only able to consider applicants who have already achieved M.S. degrees. I am looking for a student who has academic interests closely aligned with the lab. If you are interested in learning about potential opportunities, please email me a statement including 1) the kinds of research questions that you would like to pursue, 2) how these fit in with current lab research, and 3) a brief overview of your previous academic and research experiences. Include a copy of your CV or resume, your GRE scores (if you have them), and an unofficial transcript. Students in my lab have been funded through research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and University of Florida Graduate Student Fellowships.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Watch our video and check out the information below to learn more about undergraduate research at the Miller Lab:


Undergraduate research positions are available for work on behavior, morphology, and evolution in the cactus bugs (Chelinidea vittiger and Narnia femorata) and the squash bugs (Anasa spp.). Much of this work is done in the greenhouse or the field at the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station (http://www.ordway.ufl.edu/). Academic credit is available. Many undergraduate students have achieved great success in the lab. For example, five undergraduate students have been awarded the University Scholars Program for their projects, one student received the UF Journal of Undergraduate Research Best Paper Award for his independent project, and two students received the prestigious Turner Award that provides all-expense-paid trips to the national animal behavior conference to present their undergraduate research.

Undergraduate assistants are expected to be motiviated, hard-working, and inquisitive. Those applicants with previous work experience (in any kind of job) are favored. We strive to give undergraduates a fun and interesting laboratory experience that provides an opportunity to learn about the processes of science.

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