Join the lab!


Graduate Students

The McGlothlin Lab is looking for two enthusiastic and motivated Ph.D. students, beginning in fall 2017. At least one student would work on an NSF-funded project on the evolution of voltage-gated sodium channels, which examines the molecular evolution of the Nav family in birds and reptiles in an attempt to understand the origin of predators that consume toxic prey. Both students will also develop independent dissertation projects in evolutionary genetics or evolutionary ecology.

The McGlothlin lab is part of the growing Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior and Integrative Organismal Biology groups in Virginia Tech’s Department of Biological Sciences. Interested students should email Joel McGlothlin (), providing a description of your research interests and experience and a CV or resume that includes GPA, GRE scores, and contact information for 3 references.


VT Undergraduates

Virginia Tech undergraduates interested in working in the lab should contact the lab manager, Thomas Wood ().