Join the Lab

We are always interested in recruiting bright, motivated, and curious researchers. Undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows excited by our research topics should contact Sundeep directly by email ( with the information noted below. I am particularly open to helping promising applicants apply for fellowship opportunities.

Postdoctoral Applicants

Please submit a CV, description of past and future research interests, and the names and contact information for at least three references. In your research statement, describe why you are excited about our research, and describe the research questions you would like to pursue in our lab.

Graduate Applicants

Enthusiastic students interested in our research should email Sundeep directly.

Undergraduate Applicants

We encourage undergraduates to join our research team. Interested students should submit a list of current and planned course work, and a 1-2 paragraph statement about why you want to work in our lab. We are most interested in enthusiastic and motivated students who can commit at least two full years to research (freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to apply), with a minimum of ~10 hours per week during the academic year.

Mentoring Philosophy

I put a great deal of thought and effort into mentoring the students and postdocs in our group. It is my job as a professor to help each student/postdoc achieve your personal goals during the time you are a part of our group, and beyond. I will help you tailor the courses you take, the research projects you work on, and the outreach/teaching activities you engage in, to match your goals. We will meet regularly to discuss progress towards these goals and possible changes in your path.

I expect the students and postdocs in our group to in due course become independent, developing research directions and collaborations beyond their initial primary project. I provide all lab members with opportunities to write their own grant proposals as well as to contribute to my grant proposals.  Lab members also engage in collaborative projects within and beyond our department as well as sometimes beyond our institution. Our research group very much functions as a team and we place a high priority on best practices for “team science” which include open communication, mutual respect, accountability, and shared vision.

A detailed description of my mentoring statement can be found here.