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Those interested in applying as Graduate Students should contact the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) program at Harvard Medical School. Once accepted to the Program, students can do rotations in this and other BBS labs; typically, students pick their thesis labs at the end of the first year or beginning of the second year of study.

Post-Doctoral fellows and others wishing to join the lab should contact Dr. Susan Dymecki via e-mail to obtain informaton regarding application procedures.

Two funded postdoctoral positions are immediately available in my lab in the field of developmental and molecular neuroscience: one funded position to develop cutting-edge molecular genetic tools for mapping and modulating neuronal interconnectivity in mice; a second funded position to study genetic programs underlying the proper anatomical and functional patterning of neuronal assemblies in the brain stem.

A variety of techniques will be employed including genetically-engineered mice, site-specific recombinase methodologies, in vivo gene transfer, immunohistochemistry/confocal microscopy, and genome-wide transcriptional profiling methodologies. More information can be found on our website and from publications such as Neuron 27:475-486; Nature Genetics 35:70-75; and Developmental Cell 6:7-28.

Please send your curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research experience and interests (1-2 pages), and three letters of reference to:


Dr. Susan Dymecki
Harvard Medical School
Department of Genetics
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02445
Email: HMS Genetics Directory