• Join the Lab!

We are always looking for motivated, hard-working, interesting, and interested people to join the lab. Have a look at our current opportunities, diversity statement and lab philosophy, and more information for prospective post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduates, below.

Lab Philosophy

We believe in doing great science, and in enjoying the process. Our lab values work-life balance, a sense of humor and fun, intellectual and scientific rigor, a lack of hierarchy, and open lines of communication. To us, development of human potential and looking out for each other are a key part of what we do. This is particularly important given the often strongly critical culture of science in our society, in which failure and rejection are common. Together, we have developed a lab culture that values working together to enjoy the process of science, even when things do not turn out as we had expected.


Our lab welcomes participants—students, postdocs, visiting scholars, and others—regardless of race, religion, gender identification, sexual orientation, age, or disability status. A key under-represented group in science are participants from low-income backgrounds as well. We actively work to increase equity and inclusion in our lab and in science more generally, because we believe that diverse viewpoints and life experiences are critical for solving tough problems for science and for society. This is one of our key goals, and we weight it equally with doing good science.

We often have grant-funded opportunities for post-docs, but we are very open to sponsoring prospective post-docs who come with external funding. We encourage post-docs to consider sources like the NSF post-doc program (varies from year to year in topic and focus), the Smith Fellows program, and for international applicants, programs from your country or region (such as the Marie Curie program for EU citizens) and others.