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.

The Karp lab is full for the 2022-2023 year. Please feel free to inquire if you have questions about future openings.

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 current (2022) mini-research module/trial period is full. The next opportunity is likely to be in spring 2023. 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.