Joining the lab
Potential postdocs are encouraged to contact Todd. We anticipate having funding for another postdoc, although
interested applicants should also be ready to apply for their own funding, such as the NIH NRSA and NSF fellowships.
Emory graduate students considering rotations and potential graduate students interested in coming to Emory
should contact Todd. At Emory, professors live in departments while graduate students live in programs. Todd is a
member of the Biology Department and is affiliated with the PBEE (population biology, ecology, and evolution) and
GMB (genetics and molecular biology) Programs, which are administered through the GDBBS (graduate division of
biological and biomedical sciences). The application deadline for admission to Emory graduate programs occurs
around January 3rd of each year - the application page can be found here.
There are frequently positions available for undergraduate students to conduct research in the Schlenke lab.
Potential undergraduate researchers should email Todd a description of their science background and interests
and should be able to contribute at least ten hours a week to the lab.
Emory has abundant resources and a great collaborative research environment. The Schlenke lab takes advantage
of Emory’s DNA sequencing and proteomics core facilities, as well as the PBEE, GMB, and Biology Department
seminar series. We are also part of the Emory Fly Group (totaling about 10 labs, including our lab neighbor,
Yun Tao) and the Invertebrate Host-Parasite Interaction Club (which includes two other Emory professors working
on insect-parasite interactions, Nicole Gerardo and Jaap de Roode, as well as faculty from Georgia Tech).