Join the lab!

Graduate Students

The McGlothlin lab at Virginia Tech is looking for enthusiastic and motivated Ph.D. students beginning in fall 2022. Students will develop independent dissertation projects in evolutionary genetics or evolutionary ecology that complement work in the lab. Ongoing projects in the lab examine molecular evolution of toxin resistance genes in snakes, lizards, and birds, evolutionary quantitative genetics of Anolis lizards, and social evolution theory.

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, as well as the interdisciplinary Global Change Center. Interested students should email Joel McGlothlin (), providing a description of your research interests and experience, a CV or resume, and contact information for three references. Applicants interested in applying for a NSF GRFP are encouraged to get in touch as soon as possible to discuss project ideas. For full consideration, applications to the department should be received by December 15, 2021.

Additional information:
Biological Sciences at VT
Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior at VT
Graduate program
Graduate program application

VT Undergraduates

Virginia Tech undergraduates interested in working in the lab should email Joel McGlothlin ().