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Postdoctoral candidates interested in joining the lab should contact us by email. Please include a CV and cover letter that includes your research background and future goals. Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in biochemistry, chemistry, or a related field and have experience in either protein biochemistry, natural product analysis, or bioinformatics.


Graduate Students

The Chekan lab is looking for graduate students that are interested in natural product biosynthesis, drug discovery, bioinformatics, and protein engineering. If you would like to learn more about our work, please visit the Research page of our website.

In Fall 2020, the Chekan lab will be looking to accept one or more students from the UNCG graduate program. Please email us if you are interested in learning more about our research.

For students interest in joining the lab in 2021, please visit the UNCG Chemistry and Biochemistry department’s graduate program website to learn more on how to apply. We cannot directly accept students into our group. Instead, during your first Fall semester at UNCG, you will have the opportunity to meet with many members of the faculty so you can find the best lab that fits your research interests and goals. If you have any questions about our lab or UNCG during the application process, do not hesitate to email us.


Undergraduate Students

The Chekan lab will be looking for undergraduate students to join the lab in Fall 2020. If you are interested, please send us an email with your CV (resume), research experience if any, future goals, and why you are interested in the Chekan lab. In addition to completing research, you are also expected to attend weekly lab meetings. Students who can make a long term commitment, such as sophomores and juniors, are particularity encouraged to apply and will be given preference.