Interested in joining the BAELab?

I mentor graduate students through the UMBC Biological Sciences and ICARE programs, and undergraduates from multiple departments. Currently, I am not able to accept Ph.D. or undergraduate students. Read here for information about the Biological Sciences graduate programs.

Recommendation Letters

I am happy to provide letters of recommendation to my trainees, students, and advisees when appropriate. Please provide me with your current CV/resume, information on the opportunities you are applying for (include pertinent dates and any important talking points I should bring up in my letter), the format my letter should take, and where my letter should ultimately be sent. For the most timely response, I require at least three weeks notice before new letters are due.

Contact information

Mercedes Burns
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
E-mail: burnsm [at] umbc [dot] edu
Office: +1-410-455-2147