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

Karen Gao

Being a part of the NF Scholars Program has greatly impacted my experience as an undergraduate student and allowed me to explore the amazing bridging of laboratory and clinical worlds. Over my time as an NF Scholar, I have grown tremendously in critical thinking, teamwork, confidence, and much more under careful mentorship. I am extremely lucky to have been able to develop as a scientist and learn hands-on the ins and outs of laboratory research, from project brainstorming to experiment planning to presenting at lab meetings. 

I have also been blessed with the opportunity to participate in a clinical setting, allowing me to make purposeful connections and experiences with NF pediatric patients. This has been a wonderful opportunity for me to see the intersection of laboratory research and clinical outcomes, which has been essential in furthering my motivation to pursue a career in science and medicine.

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