PhD Graduate Student Assistantships – Microbiome of Invasive Wood Boring Beetles

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PhD Graduate Student Assistantships – Microbiome of Invasive Wood Boring Beetles

The University of Minnesota, St. Paul has two graduate research assistantships available at the Ph.D. level to investigate microbes associated with invasive beetles, the emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) and the red turpentine beetle (Dendroctonus valens). This NSF funded project will focus on the taxonomic, functional, and genetic biodiversity of microbes associated with these insects and their role in the invasive process in the U.S. and China, respectively. The overall goals of the project are to understand how microbial communities and their functions may change during biological invasions to aid the invasiveness of wood-boring beetles.

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