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Grad Students

The Hammond lab is a great place to train. We think the science we do is fun as well as incredibly important, and the lab is located in the small but friendly Department of Cell Biology. The breadth of the science we do means that students can gain expertise in many widely applicable biomedical and tech skills, such as cutting edge optical imaging, genetic engineering, genomic editing, classical biochemistry and computational graphics and image analysis.

The main program that we participate in is the Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology program, a branch of the School of Medicine’s umbrella Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program. We also recruit from the Integrative Systems Biology and Medical Scientist Training programs. If you’d like to learn more about the lab, or aren’t sure which of these programs might be for you, Gerry can help you out – drop him an email at ghammond@pitt.edu!

Undergraduates

We love to introduce budding scientists to cutting edge research. Undergraduates in the lab quickly get experience in the most state of the art molecular genetics and optical imaging technology used in modern research. If you are interested in getting some hands on experience in cell research, and learning how this underpins our understanding and ultimately treatment of disease, get in touch with Gerry at ghammond@pitt.edu.

You can also participate in the lab through the  First Experiences in ResearchContinuing Experiences in Research and Summer Undergraduate Research Programs. We have positions  available in the lab every year through each of these programs.

Post docs

We do not currently have an open, funded position available. However, we are always on the lookout for talented, enthusiastic researchers eager to pursue the most important questions in lipid signaling using the most cutting-edge technologies. If this sounds like you, Gerry would love to hear from you – drop him an email at ghammond@pitt.edu with your CV and a brief outline of what you’re interested in doing in the lab.

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