Graduate Fellowships
Hymenoptera systematics
Pennsylvania State University

The Deans lab has multiple openings for highly motivated graduate students interested in insect biodiversity and evolution. The current taxonomic focus is Hymenoptera (especially Ceraphronoidea), though opportunities to research other taxa are available. Selected students will be part of a highly integrative and energetic lab group, led by Drs. Andrew R. Deans, Heather M. Hines, and István Mikó and based, in part, at the Frost Entomological Museum. 

Our research team employs multiple approaches to understand the evolution of form, function, and diversity in Hymenoptera, and students will minimally receive training in:
- comparative morphology, including dissection, microscopy, and 3D reconstruction
- phylogenetics
- revisionary taxonomy
- biodiversity informatics

Research/travel stipends available.

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