Prospective students

We are always recruiting promising new graduate students. Typically, PhD students join the lab through one of three graduate programs at Duke: Biology, the University Program in Ecology, and the University Program in Genetics and Genomics. These programs differ in degree requirements including number and content of required courses, size of the dissertation committee, and student research focuses, although any one of them can place you in the Mitchell-Olds lab.

Duke University is a vibrant, welcoming, and collaborative place to pursue a PhD, and the evolutionary genetics and plant ecology communities here are particularly strong. See each graduate program website, linked above, for more information about application procedures. Interested students should also contact the lab directly describing their academic interests and goals prior to the program application deadline.

How to find us


3332 French Family Science Center


Box 90338
Durham, NC 27708