As a CAMPOS Faculty Scholar Dr. Letts is committed to promoting multicultural perspectives and diversity in STEM. We strongly encourage under-represented minority candidates to apply to all posted opportunities.

For more context please see Dr. Letts’ full diversity statement.



We are currently recruiting! Please apply here:


Graduate students

The Letts lab is affiliated with the BMCDB and Biophysics graduate programs at UC Davis. To join the lab as a graduate student, the first step is to apply to those UC Davis programs.

If you are a BMCDB or Biophysics 1st-year student looking to set up a rotation, please email Dr Letts to arrange a 1-on-1 discussion.


Undergraduate students

We welcome and encourage undergraduate research throughout the year. Please email Dr Letts to arrange a 1-on-1 discussion.

Further resources on undergraduate research at UC Davis can be found at the Undergraduate Research Center and the College of Biological Sciences.

If you are not a UC Davis student, please see next section.


Summer/Master’s students

There may be opportunities for summer or Master’s placements. Please email Dr. Letts with a statement of interest, CV and contact information for referees.


Interested in respiration in photosynthetic organisms? Check out the Maldonado lab at UC Davis.