The Weeks Laboratory

Genome Sciences Building
3rd Floor, Middle Pod – 3B
919-962-7486 (Dr. Weeks)
919-962-2184 (lab)
weeks@unc.edu

 

Graduate Students

We enthusiastically welcome interested students at UNC to visit and rotate in our lab to learn about current research opportunities and our multidisciplinary approach to understanding structure-function relationships in the RNA transcriptome.

Current students in our laboratory have broad interests that span chemical biology and biochemistry, structural biology, biomedical engineering and bioinformatics, virology, microbiology, molecular pathogenesis, and organic and analytical chemistry.

General information regarding Biochemistry and Chemical Biology at UNC can be found here.

Students join our lab via either (i) Graduate Studies in Chemistry or (ii) the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program (BBSP), at UNC.

 

Postdoctoral Applicants

The University of North Carolina and the Research Triangle Park area are widely recognized as outstanding centers for biochemistry, chemical biology, and biomedical research. Postdoctoral colleagues in the Weeks lab participate in a rich, multidisciplinary, and collegial environment. The town of Chapel Hill has a dynamic and humane environment, offers outstanding opportunities for coastal and mountain recreation, and is routinely ranked as one of the best cities in which to live in the US.

Please send a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation to:

Kevin Weeks
Department of Chemistry, CB-3290
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3290
weeks@unc.edu

 

Undergraduates

Undergraduate students at UNC can join our lab and earn academic credit in the Chemistry Department's CHEM 395 program. Undergraduates participate in the Undergraduate Transcriptome Project (the UTP) in which students are mentored to develop their own research projects. Many undergraduate projects in our lab have resulted in publications.

We expect undergraduates to devote a minimum of 12 hours per week to research and thinking in our lab.

Rising sophomores or juniors should email Dr. Weeks with a cover letter and a brief CV and should arrange for two letters of recommendation to be forwarded to Dr. Weeks from professors or graduate student teaching assistants.