Research Opportunities

We are pleased to provide others with an opportunity to participate in our research program.

Undergraduate Student Research

Our laboratory is strongly committed to collaborating with undergraduate students in inquiry-based research. We participate in the Miami University/Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Internship Program, the Miami University Undergraduate Summer Scholars Program, and the Dean’s Scholars Program. We also promote mentored independent and collaborative research in areas that further the laboratory’s mission. Virtually all of our undergraduate researchers pursue advanced academic, veterinary, or medical degrees.

We invite queries from highly-motivated, accomplished students who are within the formative stages of their academic training.

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Graduate Assistantships

We offer Graduate Assistantships leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. in Biology at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Students admitted to either program receive a full tuition waiver, teaching experience (including lecture courses for doctoral candidates), and a competitive stipend. Our mentoring focus is on preparing students for a successful research-oriented, academic career.

General admission requirements are established by the Graduate School, with specific program requirements set by the Department of Biology.  Successful applicants to our research program generally have strong writing skills, a solid work ethic, strong technical writing skills, and a broad academic foundation including courses such as physics, organic chemistry (or biochemistry), genetics, animal physiology, ecology, and statistics. In certain cases, deficiencies may be remedied after enrollment.

Miami University is a state-supported institution with an enrollment of 16,000 students, including 1,000 in graduate programs. Founded in 1809, Miami University is located in southwestern Ohio, 35 miles north of Cincinnati and 45 miles southwest of Dayton.

Assistantships are often available to qualified students.

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Contact Information

Dr. Richard E. Lee, Jr.

Department of Zoology

Miami University

Oxford, OH 45056