PhD and MS positions

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University of Nebraska Omaha

The Wong lab at the University of Nebraska Omaha is seeking applications for graduate students (Ph.D. or Master’s) interested in the fields of behavioral neurogenomics or neuroethology. We employ an integrative approach to understand the molecular and neural mechanisms of stress coping styles; research and equipment in the lab are funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and National Science Foundation.

The lab is broadly interested in the proximate mechanisms of variation in complex behaviors. Currently we are investigating how animals overcome stress, its underlying neuromolecular mechanisms and its impact on learning and memory capabilities. We draw on principles and methodologies from behavioral ecology, neuroethology, molecular neuroscience, to bioinformatics. Additional details can be found on the lab website ( or you can contact Dr. Ryan Wong directly ([email protected]).

Students can apply to the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Psychology Department (Ph.D. with a concentration in Neuroscience & Behavior, or Biology Department (Master’s only, Deadline to apply is January 2020.

The Wong lab currently has funds for graduate student support on a Graduate Research Assistant Fellowship. Strong applicants are also eligible for Teaching Assistant Fellowships with tuition waivers, health insurance, and competitive stipends. Interested students are highly encouraged to initiate contact with Dr. Ryan Wong to further discuss opportunities and should e-mail a statement of interest and CV.