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Comparative Functional Morphology, Biomechanics & the Physiology of Movement

University of South Dakota, Department of Biology

Rhampholeon (Rhampholeon) spinosus

© 2007 Christopher V. Anderson

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Graduate Students

     Positions Available!

               I am actively seeking graduate students (M.S. & Ph.D.) to work in my lab. If you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in comparative functional morphology, biomechanics and the physiology of movement, and think the research we do in the lab is interesting, I invite you to contact me! Before you do, I recommend taking a look at our Research and Publications pages, as well as the Department's Graduate Biology Program page for more information about our lab and the program. Keep in mind that these are examples of current and previous work we have done, and there are definitely opportunities to work on different systems looking at similar research topics.





Undergraduate Students

     Positions Available!

               If you are a Biology or Medical Biology student at USD and are interested in gaining experience in lab research, I am currently seeking a number of students to work on various projects in my lab. Working in the lab you may become involved in high-speed video recording of rapid animal movement, digitizing and analysis of high-speed video sequences, animal care (primarily reptiles), muscle contractile physiology experiments, electromyographic recordings, morphological dissection of frozen and preserved specimens, temperature manipulation experiments, field collection of animals and data, and other techniques. If this seems of interest, and you are willing to commit to at least two semesters of research, please contact me. When you do, please include information about your major, expected graduation date and USD GPA, relevant courses taken or underway at USD, future plans and carrier goals, any skills or experience doing research, including animal experience, a description of what made you interested in the research in our lab, and information about how much time a week you would be available to work in the lab. This information will help me understand what you are looking for, how you might best be able to help in the lab, and how I can help you obtain the experience that will best benefit everyone involved.