I am interested in advising Ph.D. students whose interests lie in the broadly defined fields of mammalian evolution, systematics, and biogeography. Although I gladly collaborate with students on projects, I believe that graduate school is your chance to develop your own research program. I will work with you to find your academic niche, but it's your job to be independent and motivated. If that interests you, then please feel free to contact me via email at jansa003(at)umn.edu. Let me know a little about your background and why you want to pursue graduate studies with me. Also be sure to familiarize yourself with the admissions criteria for the graduate programs listed above.