Prospective graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to contact Dr. Punyasena at punyasena[at]life.illinois.edu.

Undergraduates may participate in ongoing research projects by enrolling in IB 199 and IB 390, or develop their own research projects in IB 490.

Prospective graduate students may apply for admission through the department of Plant Biology or through the interdisciplinary Program in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Conservation Biology. Our lab also accepts students through the departments of  Geology and Geography, and through the Illinois Informatics Institute.

Postdoctoral appointments may also available for researchers with expertise in informatics, microscopy or pollen analysis. Please email a brief statement of interest, summary of research experience, and a current curriculum vitae.