Prospective POSTDOCTORAL fellows

We are a cell biology lab focused on conducting basic research in the intact animal. Although we do use tissue culture models in the lab, we aim to ‘get off the dish’ as quickly as possible. My postdocs typically merge their background (imaging, developmental biology, biochemistry, structural biology, cell biology, chromatin biology, and others) with the latest and greatest cell biology approaches conducted in live animals.

– To apply for a position in my lab, please send a cover letter and CV to

– For more information on conducting postdoctoral research at the NIH, please visit:

Prospective GRADUATE students

Yes, the NIH does have graduate students. They enter the NIH system via the Graduate Partnership Program (GPP) in one of two ways:

  1. Institutional Partnerships – the pathway for students wishing to enroll in a PhD program
  2. Individual Partnership – the pathway for students already enrolled in a PhD program

– As a general rule for joining my lab as a graduate student, there should be an existing collaboration between my lab and a lab at the home institute, or the graduate student must present an extremely strong case for establishing a new collaboration.

Prospective POST-BACCALAUREATE students

The NIH post-baccalaureate intramural research training program is suitable for students that have completed their bachelor’s degree and would like (or need) to gain additional research experience before they move on to the next step.

– To apply for a post-bacc position in my lab, you should first complete the on line application here. Then, send a tailored cover letter and CV to