From the Lynch lab:


I’m in the lab of Mike Lynch, and we need one or two undergrad researchers. A postdoc, Hongan Long, has started a new, exploratory, project that requires a great deal of picking and streaking of bacterial colonies. The general intellectual field could be thought of as either mechanisms of bacterial mutation and evolution, or as pretty straight-forward medical micro. See our web page ( for a broader view of what we do.


Students will start by autoclaving and pouring agar plates, picking and streaking—training provided. This is work we pay for, after the training period. It is easy, but requires lots of reliability and responsibility, working in a busy lab environment, etc. There is plenty of opportunity for growth into research for credit, and senior thesis projects.


Please email me if interested; include a CV. Some preference will be shown for students who can be around at least some over the holidays, and who plan to stay in Bloomington over the summer: bacteria rest for no one!


Tom Doak

tdoak AT