PhD Position in reptile longevity at George Mason University, Manassas, VA

Posted 11/18/2020

An NSF-funded PhD position is available to start in Fall 2021 at George Mason University (Fairfax, Virginia). We are seeking a highly motivated prospective graduate student to investigate the molecular and cellular basis of longevity in reptiles. The project will use comparative genomics and gene editing to discover new genes or pathways that contribute to the diversity in reptile lifespans.  
The selected student will work jointly in the labs of Dr. Scott Glaberman ( and Dr. Ylenia Chiari ( This project is in collaboration with Dr. Vincent Lynch (University at Buffalo).
Successful candidates will have some previous research experience and a strong interest in evolution and molecular biology. Candidates interested in longevity, cancer, and molecular evolution are encouraged to apply.  
Prospective students should send a short description of their research interests and past research experience along with a CV (including the names of three people who could serve as a reference on your behalf) to and Selection of candidates will begin immediately, but letters of interest should be submitted no later than December 10th, 2020.  
The deadline for admission to the PhD program is January 1, 2021

Last Updated 11/18/2020