How we work
We work in a cooperative environment where we all learn from each other. In addition, all members of the Weisrock Lab complete annual mentoring agreements with Dr. Weisrock to ensure that there is open communication and expectations are being met on both sides. The agreement can be found here.
We are always looking for eager undergraduate researchers to join the lab. We are particularly interested in BIO 395/398 students who would like to be involved in research for course credit, and in students who would like to work with us to apply for a Spring/Summer undergraduate research grant. We’re able to work around your course load and create a flexible research schedule for you to work in the lab. Undergraduate researchers are an important part of the lab and are often co-authors or first authors of research publications.
If you’re interested in joining the lab, please send an inquiry email to Dr. Weisrock at david.weisrock[at]uky.edu.
Graduate Students and Postdocs
You may have noticed that the Weisrock Lab encompasses a broad range of study systems and research interests. This diversity in research stems from at least a couple of different aspects of how the Weisrock Lab is run. First, graduate students and postdocs are given a large amount of independence in the development of their thesis research, which has taken us into interesting areas of scholarly pursuit, both in terms of the questions being asked and the organisms being studied. Second, collaborative research with scientists in other departments and at other institutions pushes our research into new and exciting areas.
If you are interested in joining the lab, please send an inquiry email to Dave at david.weisrock[at]uky.edu. If there is a specific grant opportunity you are considering applying for, we’d love to hear your ideas and work with you to make the proposal successful.
Diversity & Inclusion Statement
The Weisrock lab recognizes that evolutionary biology is failing disastrously at promoting and cultivating diversity. We need more diverse backgrounds and perspectives if we want to improve and get the most out of our scientific pursuits. We are working against existing prejudices and are invested in using what power we have to educate and create an environment where all voices are heard.