What pre-requisites do you look for when evaluating a potential thesis student?
I look for students who have a strong background in perception, cognition, and neuroscience. You should have completed an upper year lab course in one of these topics and one or more upper year lecture courses on similar or related topics. I expect students to have a strong work ethic, good organizational skills and be self-motivated. A good CA is also desirable (9+).
What information are you going to want from a student who is interested in working in your lab?
I expect students to send me a covering letter outlining why they want to work in my lab specifically, what expertise they have that make my lab well suited to them, and what they hope to gain during the Thesis experience. outlining future goals also helps me gauge how serious a student is. Additionally, students should send a cv (i.e., a resume), and an unofficial transcript.