Contact Shaun ( if you’d like to join the lab in any capacity. We typically expect that lab members have strong programming abilities and an understanding of gene regulation.

Postdoctoral Researchers:

Contact Shaun to learn about current opportunities.

Graduate Students:

If you are already at Penn State, contact Shaun directly to ask about rotations. If you are not yet at Penn State, you need to be accepted to a Penn State graduate program before joining a lab. Our lab is affiliated with the Penn State graduate program in Biochemistry, Microbiology & Molecular Biology (, the Huck Institute’s Integrative Biosciences graduate program in Bioinformatics & Genomics (, and the Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Biosciences graduate program (

Undergraduate Research:

We enthusiastically encourage undergraduate research in our lab. Highly motivated freshmen, sophomores or juniors are encouraged to apply through the formal BMB 496 application process.