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Postdoctoral applicants

We welcome applications from individuals interested in postdoctoral training to get in touch by email. A Ph.D. in plant biology, cell biology, molecular genetics, developmental biology, or related fields is required. Applicants should be enthusiastic, creative, organized, and highly motivated. Excellent communication skills and a strong publication record are expected.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven has a wide range of cultural resources that include major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

To apply for a postdoctoral position, please send the following to

  1. A cover letter outlining your previous experience, summary of research accomplishments and explaining your specific interest in this our lab and your vision for the type of project you would like to carry out.
  2. Your curriculum vitae/résumé.
  3. The names and contact information of three references.


Graduate Students

Prospective graduate students should email Vivian about their interests. Students interested in joining the lab should apply for admission through the interdepartmental BBS program or through the EEB department at Yale.


We welcome undergraduates interested in learning plant molecular and developmental genetics to join our group and gain lab experience.  Please email Vivian about opportunities for undergraduate research and how Yale undergraduates can receive course credit for their research.