We seek to create an environment where researchers with diverse backgrounds learn to communicate and collaborate with each other. Our work takes advantage of methods and concepts from several disciplines, including theoretical ecology, confocal microscopy, evolutionary biology, and molecular genetics. Researchers with backgrounds in any of these or related areas are welcome to get in touch about joining the lab.


We are currently recruiting postdocs; interested candidates should contact us to discuss potential positions and funding opportunities.

Graduate Students

Students with a strong academic record and interest in our research are always welcome to send an email to ask about opportunities. Right now we have several positions available and are actively seeking new group members. There are two routes through which to join the group, the MCB graduate program, and the EEES graduate program (Ecology and Evolution Track). These two are different in their relative focus on molecular biology versus ecology/evolution, but within our group, regardless of degree program, students will train in both disciplinary traditions.


Students with interest in microbiology, bacterial genetics, ecology, and/or microbial evolution are encouraged to ask about working in the group for an honors thesis.


Dartmouth College, Dept. of Biological Sciences
Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center
Office: Rm. 326; Lab: Rm. 308
78 College St, Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: +1 (603) 646-1019
Carey.D.Nadell [at]