Postdoctoral fellows with interests in infectious diseases, vaccine development, immunology, and microbiology should contact Dr. Frietze directly with a CV and a letter of interest. The Frietze Lab also participates in the University of New Mexico Academic Science Education and Research Training program (ASERT), an NIH IRACDA postdoctoral fellowship program that provides 3 years of funding, with 75% research and 25% teaching to train postdocs interested in a career in academic science and teaching. The Frietze Lab participates in the Infectious Disease and Inflammation T32 Training Grant.
The Frietze Lab accepts graduate students through the University of New Mexico Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (BSGP). PhD and MD/PhD students should apply to these programs. BSGP students should contact Dr. Frietze directly to inquire about lab rotations and openings. The Frietze Lab participates in the Infectious Disease and Inflammation T32 Training Grant.
UNM medical students interested in completing their research rotation in the Frietze Lab should contact Dr. Frietze directly to discuss projects. We have both "wet lab" and "dry lab" projects that are appropriate for medical students.
The Frietze Lab participates in the University of New Mexico PREP (Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program). This program provides a stipend and year of research experience and courses to prepare postbacs for graduate school.
Undergraduate students are valued members of the Frietze Lab team. We mentor undergraduate students to help the gain skills and experience that will prepare them for graduate school, medical school, or entering the job market. Undergraduates usually join the Frietze Lab as a part of the Undergraduate Pipeline Network during the summer, or as a structured undergraduate research experience, such as the UNM Biochemistry Honors Thesis. Undergraduate students are expected to participate in lab meetings and present their research at local and national conferences. Former Frietze Lab undergraduates researchers have been authors on manuscripts and poster presentations at national conferences. Undergraduates who are not part of a structured research experience are welcome and should have completed at least a year of general chemistry and biology along with associated lab courses.