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Available Positions

 Available Positions 

We are accepting applicants for unpaid volunteer positions.  If interested, please email a recent CV to

Laboratory Assistant (or Undergraduate Research Assistant):

We are always looking for driven student volunteers to engage in exciting research opportunities!

Being part of cutting-edge research is a fun and valuable experience appreciated by admissions committees of medical and graduate schools as well as future employers. 

Our primary focus is to develop therapeutic targets in neurodegenerative diseases, including multiple ataxias and Huntington’s disease.  We use disease models from transgenic mice to induced pluripotent stem cells, and a wide spectrum of techniques (molecular and cellular biology, genomics and proteomics) to study genetics, transcription, and autophagy.


  • Student with an interest or major in a biological science or a related discipline.
  • Be able to commit to volunteering for at least two full semesters in our lab (possible advancement to paid assistant position after first 8 months).
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Have a flexible working schedule


Please send a resume (including relevant course work) and cover letter to