I am a senior Biology student at Arcadia University about to Graduate in May. My undergraduate thesis is titled Cephalopod Body Patterning and Polarization Sensitivity: Mechanisms for Intraspecific Communication. I am interested in the biological basis of animal behaviour, especially the evolution of animal communication.
I've applied for graduate school at one location (www.vims.edu/mollusc), but due to substantial budget cuts, the program is no longer able to take on new students. Now I find myself in a bit of a connundrum, as the deadline for application to most grad programs has passed. Does anyone know of programs or researchers on the east coast (U.S.) that focus on invertebrate behaviour (cephalopods or other molluscs, primarily) and are currently looking for students? I can submit my CV for anyone who wants to see my qualifications.
Thanks very much for the help.