Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities

“I enjoy facilitating my students’ research and collaborating with them on the design and progress of their work. Most of my students are passionate about conservation and health, and this motivates hard-work, creative problem-solving, and a team atmosphere. I mentor them through training in fieldwork, experiments, data analysis, and presentation and publication of their results.”

– Dr. Doug Woodhams




We are looking for creative, self-motivated, and committed undergraduate research assistants. If your research interests complement those of the lab, we encourage you to contact Dr. Woodhams with this Application to join the Woodhams Lab. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and at least 10 hours per week availability. Independent study credits are available for focused projects or projects making a significant contribution to an ongoing study. Students are encouraged to apply for support from the Sanofi Genzyme or Oracle Undergraduate Research Fellowship, IMSD – Initiative for Maximizing Student Development, and McNair Scholars Program. Summer research opportunities are available through the Research Experience for Undergraduates program with applications due in January.

We are not currently recruiting  graduate students.



Douglas C. Woodhams, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
UMass Boston | Department of Biology
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, Massachusetts 02125
Phone: 617-287-6679