Why join the lab?

We are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and supportive environment where people can learn AND have fun. We believe that the best way to achieve this is to foster an open and collaborative atmosphere that promotes original and critical thinking, open communication, and mutual respect. 

Answering the fundamental questions in neuroscience requires bridging multiple scientific disciplines, so we welcome people with different backgrounds and skills, from neuroscience, psychology, and physics to math, engineering, and computer science. It has always been a tremendous pleasure and privilege to work with colleagues from different cultures and backgrounds. This diversity in experience is our strength. It allows everyone in the lab to learn from a variety of exciting and interesting people and creates a team that generates innovative ideas and creative accomplishments. 

Brandeis University is the perfect place to launch or advance your career in neuroscience. It is located a few miles outside of Boston and has a uniquely collaborative research community. There are also a number of shared core facilities, seminars, and interdisciplinary training and research programs.

Finally, having moved extensively to pursue her scientific career, Christine wants to be a point of contact and provide support for international students and postdocs. Those seeking non-legally binding advice on such matters (besides joining the lab) are encourages to reach out. 

Undergraduate and Master's Students

We currently don't have an opening for an undergraduate or Master's student. If you are interested in a potential future opportunity to gain first-hand lab experience, please feel free to reach out to me by email. Techniques range from behavioral training and activity recordings using electrophysiology and imaging to histology, computational modeling, and data analysis

Ph.D. Students

We are recruiting Ph.D. students through the Brandeis Neuroscience and Molecular and Cell Biology Graduate programs. If you are either a prospective applicant or a current student interested in rotating in the lab, please get in touch via email. We are looking forward to accepting rotation students in the academic year 2023/2024. The rotations will feature hands-on training in behavioral training and analyses, two-photon Ca2+ imaging and/or intracellular recordings in awake behaving mice. 

Postdoctoral Researchers

Possible projects include: 

Applicants with backgrounds in neuroscience, engineering, computer science, physics, biology, psychology, or other related fields are welcome. We are especially interested in candidates who have some experience or who are interested in one or more of the following areas: electrophysiology, microscopy, calcium imaging, and computational modeling of physiology data. 

To be considered, please submit a CV, a brief statement describing your previous work and interest in the lab, and contact information for 1 - 3 professional references as a single PDF file via email