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Gao Lab: academic year and summer opportunities

Xiaojing Gao, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
Funding Sponsor: 
Dr. Xiaojing Gao
Contact Email: 
Dr. Gao (
Funding Deadline: 
December 31, 2021 - 11:59 pm

Research topics: We design and build molecular circuits to engineer novel functions for human cells, both as tools for probing basic neurobiology and as potential therapies for neurological diseases.

Techniques: We combine experimental and computational approaches to engineer proteins, molecular circuits, and cultured human cells.


Seeking undergrads for: Academic year, Summer

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

Required skills: Previous wet lab experience, Programming experience - Wet lab: molecular cloning or cell culture; dry lab: modeling dynamic systems or bioinformatics. Either wet- or dry-lab experience suffices, and we can cultivate the other.

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

How to apply: Contact Dr. Gao (