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Eshel Lab: academic year and summer opportunities

Funding Sponsor: 
Dr. Neir Eshel
Contact Email: 
Dr. Eshel (
Funding Deadline: 
April 22, 2022 - 11:59 pm

Research topics: We study the brain circuits of addiction and aggression

Techniques: We use optogenetics, fiber photometry, and sophisticated behavioral paradigms in mice, and then use machine learning to analyze the data we collect.


Seeking undergrads for: Summer

Location: Flexible, with possibilities for remote or on-campus research projects

Required skills: Either programming experience OR wet lab experience is preferred - There are a number of computationally-heavy projects available for undergrads who'd rather work remotely and not directly with animals. Alternatively, a dedicated undergrad who wants to learn wet lab skills and can work full time over the summer, followed by some academic year time, would be welcome! Our current undergrad is finishing up an incredible senior thesis; you can follow in his footsteps!

This lab is particularly interested in mentoring: Undergrads from backgrounds that are underrepresented in STEM

How to apply: Contact Dr. Eshel (