Our goal is to create a supportive, inclusive, and equitable environment to promote scientific creativity, curiosity, and to help you realize your full potential. Individualized mentorship is a key component of a successful scientific career and we will ensure you have opportunities to both receive and provide mentorship. We also value a balanced life, and consider mental well-being a top priority. Our group aspires to pursue scientific questions that we are all personally passionate about, to ultimately advance our scientific understanding of the inner workings of the brain.
If this resonates with you, please inquire for opportunities in our group!
If you are a UCSD graduate student interested in the lab, please email Hiruy (hmeharena (a) ucsd (dʘt) edu).
We are accepting Graduate Students from:
The UCSD Biological Sciences, Health Sciences Neuroscience, and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs. UCSD biology-related or computational biology graduate programs are also welcome to apply.
We are seeking postdoctoral candidates with a PhD in neuroscience, genetics, developmental biology, molecular biology, computational genomics or related fields. Candidates should have a strong publication record and expertise in one or more of the following: stem cell biology, genomics, computational/bioinformatic analysis of NGS data, molecular biology, behavioral biology, working with mouse models, and microscopy.
We are seeking highly motivated and independent research associates. Technicians will work with stem cell cultures, histology, genomic library preparation, cloning, mouse colony management, genotyping and microscopy under the direction of a supervisor. Experience with stem cell culture, tissue culture, and colony management is highly desirable. The candidate should also have strong communication and organizational skills, work ethic, and the ability to work unsupervised.
Undergraduate students interested in our group please apply below to inquire about available opportunities.
Current graduate students interested in rotating with us, please contact Hiruy directly.
Prospective graduate students should apply through the Biological Sciences, Neuroscience or Biomedical Sciences graduate programs at UC San Diego.
Postdoctoral candidates and research technicians interested in joining our group, please send us a cover letter and CV by clicking the link below.