The W.M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology

Prospective Students

Graduate Training in Behavioral Biology

North Carolina State University presents excellent educational opportunities for graduate students under the umbrella of the W.M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology by providing for them unique multidisciplinary research opportunities. Students in the Center receive their doctoral degree and must fulfill the degree requirements of their home departments. In addition, they must comply with the educational requirements of the concentration in Behavioral Biology.  In addition to courses that provide them with a comprehensive appreciation of behavioral biology, students will take courses in statistics and professional ethics, and will receive training in scientific presentation skills.   Since many breakthrough discoveries arise from synergistic interactions at the interfaces of scientific disciplines, students will be encouraged to engage in a collaborative multidisciplinary research project; students are encouraged to devise an interdisciplinary project of their own conception, but which draws on the expertise of faculty members. Students will also be required to: 1. Participate in undergraduate teaching at least one semester; 2. Attend the monthly Keck Center Distinguished Seminars, which feature prominent scientists; 3. Participate in monthly group discussions on topics of general interest; 4. Participate in an annual student symposium; 5. Attend professional development workshops; 6. Contribute to the monthly newsletter of the W.M. Keck Center.

Multidisciplinary Postdoctoral Training Opportunities

The W.M. Keck Center benefits greatly from the involvement of postdoctoral fellows for the initiation of new collaborative research endeavors and, vice versa, postdoctoral trainees have an opportunity to establish themselves as independent investigators in an especially stimulating and nurturing environment. At NC State University’s Keck Center, postdoctoral fellows are fully involved in all Keck Center activities. The Keck Center takes great pride in its tradition of mentorship for postdoctoral trainees.

Undergraduate Training Opportunities

The W.M. Keck Center provides research opportunities for undergraduate students, and undergraduates are encouraged to participate in all Keck Center activities.

For more information contact:

Dr. Robert R. H. Anholt, Director
W.M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology
Box 7614
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7614
(919) 515-1173