We welcome dedicated trainees at all levels, from undergraduates to graduate students and beyond, to participate in laboratory research and development opportunities through our laboratory and its affiliated programs.

Student Spotlight

Tyler Atsumi

My time in the NF Scholars Program has helped me establish a strong foundation for tackling evidence-based research. Having volunteered as a mentor for autistic children for 5 years, it has been a transformative experience that has equipped me with the tools, skills, and mindset needed to make meaningful contributions in an area of research that I am passionate about. I have been able to operate state-of-the-art equipment and learn cutting-edge techniques and am ready to tackle a range of scientific challenges. 

The lab is an amazingly collaborative environment where I am able to work closely with peers, mentors and experts in their field. Through symposium presentations and posters, I’ve honed my ability to convey complex concepts to broad audiences. The lab has not only fueled my intellectual growth but also provided continual learning opportunities while allowing me to share and expand my knowledge.

Undergraduate Students

Through the NF Scholars Program, we provide a wide range of training and career development opportunities for undergraduate students.

Post-baccalaureate Students

We host students interested in a rigorous experience in laboratory research between undergraduate and professional school training as part of the Postbaccalaureate Program in Developmental Biology & Regenerative Medicine.

Medical and PhD Students

We provide Washington University medical students opportunities to participate in laboratory research, as well as a laboratory home for Ph.D. and MD-Ph.D. graduate training.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Formal training opportunities are available for motivated Ph.D. researchers and physician-scientists to develop careers in disease-oriented investigation.

Selected Former Trainees