Join us?


At any time, if you are interested in our science and would like to discuss applying for fellowships (e.g., EMBO, HFSP, Wellcome Trust Early Careeer Awards, Cambridge Herchel Smith, Branco Weiss, DFG, L’Oréal-UNESCO, EU Marie Curie), email Elisa ideally one year before your proposed start date.

PhD Students

The lab welcomes students who secured a funded scholarship, for instance via the Cambridge Trust, Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds, Commonwealth PhD Scholarships, or similar funding via Cambridge Colleges. Please be mindful of elegibility criteria (e.g., academic, residency) and timelines. If we think that you would be a good prospective colleague, we will help you drafting a cool project and preparing the funding application. Usually the Cambridge funding deadline is in early January for an October start, so if you want to apply contact Elisa well ahead of time to discuss projects and fit with the lab.

Master Students

MPhil students are encouraged to apply to the taught programs administered from PDN (Basic and Translational Neuroscience, Developmental Biology), and choose our lab for their research projects – no need to contact Elisa before being accepted into the programs. Alternatively, they can join the lab for a year-long research-only MPhil, and in this case you will need to email Elisa well in advance. We are also happy to consider visiting students wishing to do their final research project in the lab (Erasmus – like).

Applications for an October 2023 start for both PhD students and research MPhils are now closed

Summer 2023: unfortunately we are unable to accept summer students this year


If you are serious about wanting to join us, send Elisa (eg542 [AT] your CV and a cover letter detailing what you want to work on and why our lab would be an ideal fit for you.
Blanket applications, especially the ones starting with “Dear Sir”, will not be answered.
Given our commitment to widening access, we do not accept unpaid volunteers.

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