We believe everyone is capable of excelling in science, and we're committed to making our lab a safe, welcoming, and supportive space. We're always looking for new colleagues who are curious, creative, & kind, and who will change our lab and department community for the better.
that science is
a team effort
that questions are as valuable as answers
that diversity, equity, & inclusion are essential
We believe ...
that plants are
that work-life balance
in learning from
are made, not born
Join the lab
Projects in the lab explore the evolutionary ecology and evolutionary genetics of species interactions, primarily between plants and microbes. We use a variety of approaches — greenhouse experiments, fieldwork in wild populations, and genomics — to address questions related to this general theme.
Grad students & post-docs
To start a conversation about potential projects, please send Corlett a brief email with a description of your past research experience, your potential research interests and goals in the Wood Lab, and your CV.
To learn more about Penn's graduate program in biology and how to apply, visit www.bio.upenn.edu/graduate.
Previous research experience is NOT REQUIRED! Opportunities in the lab range from paid jobs (e.g., work study) to independent research projects under the mentorship of a senior lab member.
If you're interested, please send Corlett a short email explaining why you want to work in the lab, along with your resume and an unofficial copy of your transcript.
Corlett Wolfe Wood (PI)
Corlett is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is an evolutionary biologist interested in the evolutionary ecology and evolutionary genetics of species interactions. Her current work focuses on the ecology, evolution, and genetics of tradeoffs in the plant microbiome.
View Corlett's CV here
corlett [at] sas.upenn.edu
Eunnuri Yi (Lab manager & research assistant)
Nuri is the Wood lab manager and research technician. As an undergraduate at Cornell, she worked on research in chemical ecology with goldenrod, root aphids, and the push-pull agricultural system. She is primarily interested in below-ground interactions, ecology and evolutionary genetics, and broader questions of philosophy and method in science.
eunnuri [at] sas.upenn.edu
McCall Calvert (PhD student)
Mac completed his Master’s at the University of Colorado Denver where he investigated the genomic basis of rapid seasonal adaptation in apple maggot flies. In the Wood lab, he is interested in studying the influence of microbial symbiont diversity on host fitness and how those relationships feedback to structure communities and ecosystems.
calvm [at] sas.upenn.edu
Addison Martin (PhD student)
Addison is a PhD student with diverse interests often found at the intersection of ecology, evolutionary biology, and genetics especially when plants, species-interactions, or systems/computational approaches are involved. Prior to joining the Wood Lab, Addison taught high school biology and received a Masters in Education and remains interested in science education, science communication, and philosophy and sociology of science.
admartin [at] sas.upenn.edu
Postdocs, grad students, & lab managers