JOIN THE TEAM

Photo of Karp lab members
Himal with tube
Matt vortexing

Graduate Students

Ph.D. program

The Karp lab participates in CMU’s BCMB (Biochemistry, Cell, & Molecular Biology) Ph.D. program.

MS program

The Karp lab participates in two programs offering MS degrees: the BCMB MS program and the MS in Biology program.

Please use the link below to email Dr. Xantha Karp if you are interested in a graduate position in the Karp lab.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students drive much of the research in the Karp lab. Undergraduate students perform genetic and molecular experiments, analyze data, present their research within and outside CMU, and are authors on peer-reviewed publications. If you are curious, motivated, and enjoy hands-on learning, you will probably enjoy research.

Undergraduate students begin with a month-long mini-research module/trial period. Typically there is one trial period per academic year. The next opportunity to participate will be in Feb 2023. Please click the link below to read more and to apply. Feel free to e-mail Dr. Xantha Karp with questions.

Lauri at microscope
Mark loading gel

Diversity and Inclusion

Inclusivity and social responsibility are part of CMU’s core values, and we view diversity as a strength. We welcome applicants of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, gender expressions, national origins, races, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, and other visible and nonvisible differences. It is our goal for everyone to be able to bring their whole self to the lab.