Prof. Whiteson:

Phone: (949) 824-9032

University of California, Irvine
3236 McGaugh Hall
Mail Code: 3900
Irvine, CA 92697

Graduate Students


The Whiteson Lab is often happy to include passionate undergraduate students willing to dedicate ~12-15 hours a week to research in exchange for academic credit. The student would be assisting graduate students in microbiology culture experiments and/or bioinformatics analysis for at least a year before starting an independent research project.

If you are interested, please email your answers to the following questions to Katrine ( and Tara (

  1. Why you are interested in research the Whiteson Lab?
  2. What biology and other courses have you taken?
  3. Are you more interested in learning how to do lab work, or how to analyze data? How will these skills help you?
  4. What other relevant experience do you have?
  5. What year are you? Would you be able to do research for >2 years and over the summer?
  6. What are your interests and goals after graduation?

Find us in 3315 McGaugh Hall: