Graduate Student Positions

Openings are periodically available for M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students. Undergraduates or M.S. level graduate students interested in pursuing graduate studies in my lab should contact me at:

Coby Schal
Department of Entomology
3107 Gardner Hall
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7613
Office phone (919) 515-1821
Lab phone (919) 515-1820
Fax (919) 515-7746

Graduate training in my lab ranges from very applied projects on the development and application of the principles of Integrated pest management in the structural environment to fundamental research on arthropod biology.

Applied projects: Students can conduct research on alternative pest management strategies such as biological and physical control, IPM in structures (residences, schools, animal production facilities, etc.), pesticide resistance and its management, and the impact of urbanization on arthropod communities.

Basic projects: Behavioral, ecological, and physiological research on cockroaches, including intraspecific chemical communication, behavioral endocrinology, regulation of foraging behavior and feeding, and population genetics. A list of current projects, including collaborative projects on other arthropods, is available underĀ Research.

Financial support may be in the form of Fellowships, Graduate Assistantships, or Teaching Assistantships.