Integrative Biology of Social Behavior

Title 
Integrative Biology of Social Behavior
Institution 
Michigan State University
Institution Type 
comprehensive university
City 
Lansing
State 
MI
Field 
Zoology, Neuroscience, Endocrinology, Evolution, Ecology, Psychology
Start Date 
May 18, 2014
End Date 
July 25, 2014
Stipend 
$5000
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
Feb. 14, 2014
Description 
Social interactions lie at the core of animal and human societies. The faculty members involved in the IBSB program are engaged in research examining an array of social behaviors (parenting, mating, aggression, social preference) from a broad range of perspectives. Students will receive hands-on research experience in our laboratories involving a range of model organisms (rodents, carnivores, birds, lizards, salamanders, fish, insects, digital organisms) and levels of inquiry (molecular, cellular, systems, individuals, populations). Travel to and from East Lansing, and full room and board on MSU’s campus, are provided.
Qualifications 
Students entering their junior or senior year in the Fall of 2014 are eligible to apply. Applicants should have a background in behavioral biology and should be majoring in a relevant discipline. We particularly encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented groups, including people with disabilities. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to participate.
Contact 
Joseph Lonstein
URL 
https://www.msu.edu/~ibsb/index.html
Email 
lonstein@msu.edu
Number of Participants 
11
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
yes