Faculty Profile: Gaut, Brandon

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Faculty Information Lab Information (Packet Type, Course Title, & Department) Location
Gaut, Brandon
Lab Contact:
Brandon Gaut
949 824-2564
Department: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
5438 McGaugh

Research Description

We study the evolution of plants (mostly) and bacteria. Undergraduate positions in the lab are rare and typically focused on the bacterial work. In this work, we evolve bacteria in the lab to better understand the processes of evolution. The work usually revolves around bacterial cultures, counting bacterial colonies, and isolating DNA or RNA. Depending on the project, it is likely also to include genetic analysis and quantitative and computational biology.

Requirements to Participate

Authorization of the PI after interview and discussion. 3 - 4 hours per unit.

1 year Commitment.

Minimum 2 units.

Faculty Means of Evaluation

Evaluation will be based on performance, especially attendance and participation.