A funded PhD position in the Nutrition, Microbiome, and Healthy Dynamics lab at the University of Nevada, Reno to develop novel food processing strategies derived from the human gut microbiome. The project is expected to encompass skillsets in biochemistry, bioinformatics, and microbiology with a focus on the translational potential of microbiome-derived enzymes for food processing applications.
Students in the lab can participate in one of several interdisciplinary doctoral programs, including Cellular and Molecular Biology, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, or Environmental Sciences and Health.
Applicants from underrepresented groups (e.g., LGBT, Black, Latinx, first-generation students) are especially encouraged to apply.
The most competitive applicants will have a Master’s degree in a closely related area (e.g., bioinformatics, biochemistry, or food science/engineering) and a demonstrable track record of success. Students with expertise in one of these areas need not be fluent in all others.
Interested applicants should contact Dr. Frese with a CV and cover letter as soon as possible.
About the lab:
The Nutrition, Microbiome, and Healthy Dynamics lab at the University of Nevada, Reno is led by Dr. Steven Frese, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition. The group’s research broadly aims to bridge basic discovery and translational applications with the aim of improving human health, specifically with an emphasis on underserved clinical populations.
About the University of Nevada, Reno and the Reno metropolitan area:
The University of Nevada, Reno is the flagship campus of the University of Nevada and is an R1 institution (classified as ‘very high research activity’) with a robust undergraduate and graduate student population and a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs.
Reno is only 30 mins from the Sierra Nevada mountains and an hour from the beautiful Lake Tahoe shore. The city itself has undergone rapid development over the last decade as major tech firms have relocated or expanded here. The surrounding area also has a wealth of accessible outdoor opportunities for world class winter sports, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, and more but has remained relatively affordable despite the amenities. There’s also 15 US National Parks and National Forests within driving distance and both Sacramento and San Francisco are accessible by a short drive or train.
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