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We welcome enthusiastic and thoughtful undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. We are particularly interested in highly-motivated and relatively independent students who have a curiosity for morphological, physiological, and behavioral diversity. Graduate students will be expected to develop their own projects.

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Our lab is an equitable and diverse group of graduate and undergraduate students from different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. We strive to foster a collaborative and inclusive environment where students can conduct science and develop their scientific identities. It is important to us that students be comfortable working in a team since projects are often collaborative. Being effective as a mentor is important to us and we will do our best to support you in your growth as a scientist.

Prospective students should send Rita an email with a brief description of their research interests and how those interests align with our lab. If you are planning to apply to our graduate program, please send a CV/resume with your educational history and research experience, if any. We look forward to talking with you!

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Long Marine Lab

Rita Mehta
Coastal Biology Building
130 McAllister Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
rmehta2@ucsc.edu
Office: 831-459-1490
Lab: 831-459-1988