PLEASE NOTE - I will be taking a Research and Scholarship Leave (Sabbatical) in Oxford from July 2018 through June 2019. As I will be away, this would generally not be a good period for me to take on new graduate students. If you are particularly interested in graduate studies in my group, some sort of co-supervision may be possible, but would require a strong candidate and a clear understanding of why this specific arrangement is important to you.
As part of a trans-disciplinary research team, my trainees must be mentally agile and able to acquire new technical skills on the fly, unconstrained by stereotypical categories (such as "I am a biologist" or "I am an engineer"). Communication skills are also essential - it is not possible for one person to know everything, so while my trainees work independantly much of the time, they also frequently support one another in areas where they have differing expertise. Finally students must be highly motivated, take responsibility for moving their own work forward and meeting deadlines, and seek help and advice as needed. A basic familiarity with mammalian cell culture and molecular biology is very beneficial, however exceptional applicants from other fields will be considered.