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Interested in joining the lab?

Graduate student positions are available. Please send an email to burnsm [at] umbc [dot] edu with your curriculum vitae (CV) and a statement of your research experiences, goals, and potential fit with Burns Lab. Thanks! Read here for information about the Biological Sciences graduate program.

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 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