Interested in joining the lab ?

Our strength is in quantitative cell biology and molecular genetics, but we are highly interested in also recruiting colleagues with a background in computational biology, engineering or bioinformatics. 

We value diversity, and we are committed to making it easier for students and researchers from underrepresented groups to participate in research. If you are member of such a group, or if you have experienced or are experiencing any disadvantage, please mention it in your application. 


Prospective Ph.D. students

Our group participates in the following Virginia Tech Ph.D. programs

Please apply through one of the programs, but feel free to contact us beforehand if you have any questions or if you just want to make us aware of your application. 

Undergraduate students

We have recently assembled a presentation on the benefits and challenges of undergraduate research. Check it out.

If you are interested, write to silke@vt.edu well before your desired starting date, and mention why you are specifically interested in our lab.  

Everyone else

Please send your CV and a short statement of your aims and research interests to silke@vt.edu.