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            We welcome enthusiastic and thoughtful undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. We are particularly interested in highly-motivated and relatively independent students who are interested in morphological, physiological and behavioral diversity. Graduate students will be expected to develop their own projects. Prospective graduate and undergraduate students should send Rita an email a brief description of their research interests and how it fits into the research already going on in the lab. If you are planning to apply to our graduate program, please send your GRE scores and CV/resume. We look forward to talking with you!

Rita Mehta
Long Marine Lab
100 Shaffer Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Office: 831-459-1490
Lab: 831-459-1988

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Rita S. Mehta

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz