I want you to grow as much as possible during your time in the Walker lab.
My philosophy as a mentor is to give you the respect and training you need to be a rigorous scientist and achieve success in whatever career you pursue. With this in mind our goal will be to foster Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose in what you do in the lab.
East Lansing, Michigan is a great place to do science and live. Michigan State University has a massive plant science community, the area has a low cost of living, and there are many great outdoor options in Michigan’s lakes and forests. One thing I love about Michigan is the beauty and activities of four distinct seasons; Lake Michigan Beach trips in the summer, apple picking in the fall, cross-country skiing in the winter and hiking in the spring as the new leaves come on.