Educational Opportunities at the Schnable Laboratory
Dr. Schnable is a member of several interdepartmental graduate training programs and departments. If you are interested in opportunities for graduate education at Iowa State University, please check out the following links:
- Interdepartmental Genetics (IG)
- Interdepartmental Plant Biology (IPB)
- Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB)
- Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB)
Schnable Lab Opportunities
The Schnable lab currently provides paid research experiences to 25+ undergraduates. Most of these students are working one-on-one with research mentors to generate high-throughput data in areas such as gene discovery, gene mapping, and transposon biology.
Selected undergraduate lab assistants also participate in an independent study course (Biol 490) that is conducted as an informal discussion group. Assigned readings from the scientific literature and popular press are used as a basis for discussions designed to introduce students to the diverse experimental approaches used in genetics and genomics research. One session per semester is devoted to issues surrounding graduate school admissions and expectations and the structure of science in the US (e.g., the processes by which research is funded and research findings disseminated). Another session is devoted to ethical issues surrounding sciences (e.g., GMOs).
For more information on these undergraduate opportunities, please contact An-Ping Hsia at .
See photos of our undergraduate lab assistants in action!