I am also active in several graduate programs at MSU, including the Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Behavior Program, the Genetics Program, the Center for Microbial Ecology, and the Quantitative Biology Initiative.
Several colleagues and I are also developing a proposal for a new center that will promote the exciting scientific and technological links between computer science and evolutionary biology.
I'm always on the look-out for exceptionally talented and interested students. However, every year, more qualified students apply for graduate work than I can possibly accept. I can suggest other potential sponsors and programs in the area of microbial evolution, if you are interested.