Prospective Students

If you are interested in joining the Atema Lab in any capacity, please contact Jelle.  We are always looking for highly motivated students whose research interests are aligned with our own.



Prospective graduate students should contact Jelle to discuss the possibility of joining the lab.  Graduate students can apply to the Atema Lab through the Boston University Biology Department graduate programs in Marine Biology, Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, or Neuroscience. 



Undergraduate students at Boston University are encouraged to develop their own research projects as part of a Directed Study course or Independent Work for Distinction project.  Students can also apply for financial support in the form of summer research fellowships and research supply funds from the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).  We also seek student volunteers in the laboratory, and occasionally have grant funding for paid positions.



The Atema Lab has a history of collaborating with exceptional high school students from Boston University Academy and other Boston schools.  High school students typically join the laboratory as volunteers or to carry out senior thesis projects.