Interested in joining the Hoekstra Laboratory?

In 2007, we joined the Organismal and Evolutionary Biology (OEB) Department at Harvard University. OEB is home to a diverse set of faculty and students with wide ranging research interests, providing an exciting and interactive academic environment for integrative research training in evolutionary biology. In addition, our laboratory is part of the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ), which opens additional opportunities and resources to further augment your academic experience.


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We have openings for a few undergraduate students to join the lab. If you are interested in evolutionary genetics, development or neurobiology a dedicated student, and highly motivated, please contact me at to discuss your research interests.


Graduate Students

We always have an eye out for highly motivated graduate students with interests in mammalian evolutionary genetics. I primarily admit students through the OEB and MCO programs at Harvard. More detailed information about the graduate program and the admissions process can be found at: OEB and MCO


Postdoctoral Researchers

If you are interested in a postdoctoral position, please contact me directly via email at to discuss research opportunities in the lab.