Thạc sĩ & Tiến sĩ [Học bổng du học Canada – Master, PhD]
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GRADUATE POSITION – ECO-PHYSIOLOGY OF HOST-PARASITE INTERACTIONS. APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15 APRIL, 2015.
A graduate research position (MSc or PhD) is available in Dr. Lien Luong’s research group (http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/faculty/lien_luong/) at the University of Alberta. Students interested in the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases and/or parasite-host interactions, with experience in insect respirometry are encouraged to apply.
The research project will focus on the fruit fly, Drosophila nigrospiracula and a naturally occurring parasitic mite, Macrocheles subbadius. Insect flight is known to be an energetically expensive activity and the mites could impair flight aerodynamics, inflict physiological damage, and/or reduce energetic resources available for flight. The evidence to date on the affects of parasite infection on host metabolism has been equivocal. Moreover, there is a paucity of studies addressing the impact of parasitism when the host is subject to energetically demanding activities (e.g., flying, grooming, thermoregulation). Insect respirometry allows us to quantify this and other energetic costs associated with parasitism. Changes in metabolic rates under stressful conditions are often interpreted as physiological and energetic costs associated with stress. This project requires a multidisciplinary approach involving concepts and techniques from ecology, physiology, and parasitology. If this sounds exciting to you and you have some experience with small animal respirometry, send a brief (max. 1 page) explanation of your research experience and interests, a copy of your curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for 3 references. Email the above as a single .pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately until the close date of April 15, 2015. The ideal start date is September 2015.
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