The Bansal Lab welcomes biologists interested in applying/developing quantitative and computational methods to their systems, and mathematicians/computational scientists interested in biology. We have positions available for postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate researchers.
If you have a doctorate in Applied Mathematics, Network Science, Biostatistics, Mathematical Biology, Theoretical Ecology, Epidemiology or a closely related field, and are interested in problems of disease ecology and public/animal health, please contact Shweta Bansal by email with a CV, a statement of research interests as they fit with the lab's research and a list of references (letters not required at initial inquiry).
If you are interested in pursuing graduate work in disease ecology and network epidemiology, contact Shweta Bansal by email with a CV and a description of your research interests as it relates to the lab's work. The Bansal Lab recruits students for the following programs:
- PhD in Biology
- PhD in Global Infectious Diseases
- MD/PhD Program at GUMC
- GU-NIH PhD in Biomedical Sciences
Please consult the program websites for information on application requirements and deadlines. It is recommended that you contact Dr. Bansal before applying to one of these programs.
If you have an interest in problems of infectious diseases and a desire to learn mathematical modeling and computer programming (previous experience preferred but not required), please contact Prof. Bansal with the following information:
- Major and graduation year
- Your resume
- List of biology, math and computer science courses you have taken (or any other mathematics/programming experience you may have). Did you enjoy these courses?
- Are you looking for research credit? (Your options include GUROP, research tutorial, or senior thesis).
- How many hours can you commit to work in the lab? How many semesters do you anticipate having time for research?
- What interests you about the lab's research?
Please note that I generally do not accept students into my lab till their sophomore year, and I do not accept senior thesis students unless they have previously conducted research in the lab.
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- Open source work
- Computational lab located in Georgetown's new science center: Regents Hall
Gallery: the group at work and play!
Halloween 2016: Historical epidemics
The lab turns 4!
Hard at work
Halloween 2013 as superspreaders!
Spring day at Georgetown
Celebrating a publication!
Rooting for the Nats!
Where the science happens: Regents Hall