The Chung lab is always looking for new members to join us in our exciting research. We aim to create a safe and inclusive environment where folks from diverse backgrounds and identities are treated fairly and have the space to explore, develop and express different ideas. We will always focus on success of each trainee’s career as the driving force behind what we do.

Postdoctoral fellow

We currently do not have active funding for a new postdoctoral fellow (several grant proposals pending). However, potential applicants should still contact Henry Chung ( to explore different funding avenues (fellowships, grants etc). In addition, two MSU postdoctoral fellowships ( are available (application deadline is November 12, 2021) for highly competitive applicants. This fellowship requires the sponsorship of two or more MSU EEB core faculty members.

Ph.D. student

The Chung lab is currently looking for a prospective Ph.D. student with a background in either genetics, molecular biology, evolutionary biology, physiology or entomology to work on an NSF-funded project focusing on understanding the molecular basis underlying desiccation resistance in Drosophila species. There will be a lot of creative space to develop an original and creative independent projects. An ideal applicant would be one who is curious and interested to understand how biology works at the molecular level, and how evolution can drive changes that leads to environmental adaptation. We are looking for someone who would like to start in Spring 2022 or Fall 2022. Applicants should have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in biological sciences or related discipline. Students will be admitted to either the Entomology graduate program or the Genetics and Genomic Sciences Program. Students will also have the opportunity to pursue an Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior (EEB) dual degree. GRE scores are not required. International students will need to fulfill MSU’s English language requirements.

The Chung Lab welcomes qualified students from under-represented, diverse and international backgrounds to apply. Interested students should contact Henry Chung ( with a CV, a cover letter explaining why you are interested in our laboratory, as well as names and contact information of two references. Please reference “Ph.D. Student Application” in the subject of your email.

Undergraduate student

We are always looking for MSU undergraduate students who are doing a degree majoring in Entomology or a related major to help out in research projects in the lab and other lab duties. This is an excellent research opportunity for undergraduate students who are interested in going on to do a M.S. or Ph.D. degree in the future. Students who belong to groups traditionally underrepresented/historically excluded in STEM are especially encouraged to apply. Interested students should contact Henry Chung (

Visiting student and scholar

Visiting students and scholars from other universities and/or countries who are interested to spend a period of time collaborating and doing research in the Chung Lab please contact Henry Chung ( directly.

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