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Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship

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The MSU presidential postdoctoral fellows are catalyzing new research projects across a diverse set of labs, building bridges within and across EEB, which is a fundamental goal of the fellowship program.  - Elise Zipkin, EEB director.

The MSU EEB Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship is a two-year position that includes a generous salary and research stipend. Fellows are fully participating members of EEB with cutting-edge research programs and innovative community engagement initiatives, mentored by two or more EEB faculty members.

More information about the position and the application process are at this link. FAQs for sponsoring faculty and applicants can be found here.


2024-2025 Fellows


Chia Hsieh

Chia is finishing doctoral work at the Rice University Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology as a broad-thinking ecologist. Her work uses large datasets to investigate the ecological and evolutionary processes shaping spatial patterns of biodiversity. Her proposed work at MSU will integrate community ecology in evolution to study patterns of bird biodiversity.

Chia’s community engagement initiative will include a monthly journal club bridging ecology and evolution, along with workshops on quantitative tools in community ecology.

Mentors: Elise Zipkin in integrative biology and

Fred Janzen at Kellogg Biological Station in the departments of fisheries and wildlife and integrative biology.


Meet the Fellows


EEB fellows are researchers passionate about building community and contributing to equity and inclusion in science. The fellows catalyze new research projects across a diverse set of labs, building bridges within and across EEB.



Previous announcements of the Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows are below.