Join the lab?

Diversity is integral to the practice of science. The King Lab welcomes diversity in thoughts and worldviews, identities and affiliations, aptitudes and aspirations, races and cultures, genders and sexualities, and experiences and economics as part of the laboratory team. We hope you will consider joining us.

Postdoctoral scholars: I am happy to work with any potential postdoctoral scholars with interest in joining the lab. Please feel free to reach out and we can discuss funding opportunities and options.

Graduate students:   Please see full departmental requirements and details at:

I will consider graduate students (MS or PhD) interested in ecology, conservation science, entomology, natural history, and science teaching.  Students interested in working with insects, particularly social insects, will benefit from my expertise on those subjects, but I will consider students interested in working on any question, organism, or ecosystem.  Generally, I am more comfortable advising students with an empirical focus, although I will consider students with a theoretical focus especially if their intent is to test theories empirically.

Undergraduate students: Undergraduate students are always welcome in the lab and can participate at a number of levels (from basic field and laboratory work to independent honors projects)  for credit or pay.  See for full details of the University program options.  Skill development in insect identification, insect culturing, ecological study design and execution, a wide variety of field and laboratory techniques, and data analysis and write-up are all possible.

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