Please see below for a GRA opportunity in the lab of a new Biology faculty member, Dr. Ylenia Chiari. To be eligible you must be accepted into the Ph.D. program in Biosciences (School of Systems Biology).  Please refer questions to Dr. Rockwood [log in to unmask]



Dr. Kehn-Hall



Kylene Kehn-Hall, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Graduate Program Director

School of Systems Biology

National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases

George Mason University


Biomedical Research Laboratory

10650 Pyramid Place, MS 1J5

Manassas, VA 20110

703-993-8869 (Office)

703-993-9493 (Lab)

703-993-4280 (FAX)

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From: Larry L Rockwood
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Cc: Alexandra Masterson; Ali Andalibi; Allison H Tomson; Andrea Karen Cobb; Andrea Nikoi; Andrea Weeks; Angel Washington; Anna V. Baranova; Anne E Scherer; Anne B Verhoeven; Arndt F. Laemmerzahl; Bonnie Madden; Brenda A Tondi; Charles R Madden; Cody Edwards; David A Luther; Deborah A Polayes; Donna Fox; Elizabeth W Freeman; Genevieve McKenna; Geoffrey F Birchard; Geraldine M Grant; Gwendolyne E Fondufe; Haw Chuan Lim; James D Lawrey; Joanne Andersen; Rosanne Jones; Joris L Van Der Ham; Karen T Lee; Kylene Kehn-Hall; Lisa Bair; Lorelei D Crerar; Malda Kocache; Masoumeh Sikaroodi; Michael P Gilmore; Pat Gillevet; Peggy Einhorn; Rebecca E Forkner; Shakiba Salehian; Shannon S Nix; Stacey Verardo; Taryn Brooks-Faulconer; Tina Marie Bell; Valerie Olmo; Gwendolyn Lewis; Ylenia Chiari
Subject: FW: Advertisement for a PhD position


Dear all: 


We have a new faculty member coming in January, Dr. Ylenia Chiari.  She is seeking to a Graduate Research Assistant for next fall, see below.  To be eligible you must be accepted into the Ph.D. program in Biosciences (School of Systems Biology).  Let me know if you have any questions.


Larry Rockwood, Chair

Department of Biology



Graduate Research Assistant Position in Biology (Biosciences) at George Mason University


A doctoral student research position is available to start Fall 2019 in the lab of Dr. Ylenia Chiari at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.  We seek a highly motivated prospective graduate student with an interest in investigating the genetic and environmental determinants of color and color patterns in lizards. The Chiari Lab ( uses integrative approaches from molecular biology to behavior to computational modeling to study the causes and consequences of morphological variation in reptiles.


Successful candidates will have at least basic knowledge of molecular lab techniques, some previous research experience, and a strong interest in evolutionary biology, genetics, and genomics. Some background or experience in handling and breeding reptiles in captivity is encouraged, but not required. Application from traditionally underrepresented groups is encouraged. 


Deadline for admission to the PhD program is January 1st 2019.


Full support will be provided for the first two years through a research assistantship. Support is provided in the following years through a teaching assistantship. However, the successful candidate will be expected to apply for graduate fellowships during his/her PhD. 


Prospective students should send a short description of their research interests and past research experience along with a resume or CV (including the names of three people who could serve as a reference on your behalf) to [log in to unmask]. Selection of candidates will begin on October 29, but applications will continue to be reviewed until the end of November 2018.




Dr. Ylenia Chiari

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology
University of South Alabama
LSCB 121
5871 USA Dr. N.
Mobile, AL 36688

Phone: (251) 460-6331
Fax: (251) 414 8220
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