Ph.D. position in Karp lab

The Karp lab is recruiting a Ph.D. student for fall 2018. We study the mechanisms that promote multipotency and cell fate plasticity during quiescence, using C. elegans dauer larvae as a model for quiescent mammalian stem cells. The Karp lab is funded through 2022 by a combination NIH and NSF support. See the lab website ( for publications and more details.

Successful applicants will enroll in Central Michigan University’s new graduate program in Biochemistry, Cell, & Molecular Biology ( Five years of funding are guaranteed. CMU is located in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan (Our City | City of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan), a lively university town with a favorable cost of living, about half of the national average.

For informal inquiries or to begin the application process, email Xantha Karp at