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Grant funded positions available!
We are seeking highly motivated and goal-oriented individuals with diverse backgrounds that are interested in our research projects. Our group is well poised for supporting your independent career development. Research in our lab is multidisciplinary, spanning a variety of areas related to neuroscience, immunology, and neurodegeneration. Combined with a wealth of resources at UK and the College of Medicine, our lab provides an ideal collaborative environment for researchers interested in pursuing pre-clinical and translational research. Our research endeavors are well funded, providing ample support for your research pursuits, however Postdocs will be strongly encouraged and supported to apply for their own funding (e.g. NIH NRSA) as a part of establishing their own pathway toward independence, as well as overall training and career development growth in the lab. Further, Postdocs in our group are eligible to apply for positions between two prestigious T32s; Sanders-Brown and SCoBIRC. Interested individuals should email me directly at Josh.Morganti@uky.edu with the subject title "Prospective Postdoc", and attach the following: 1) a synopsis of their current research interests and how these would compliment the ongoing work in our laboratory, and 2) a current CV with the names and contact info for 3 references.
I have been very fortunate to have had exceptional mentors during the course of my career. We strive to create a similarly beneficial mentoring environment in our lab here at UK. Current studies in the lab range from cell culture, to animal models to clinical research, providing multiple opportunities depending on your research interests. If you are considering a research rotation and would like to learn more about the lab, please email me directly at to set up a meeting.
We are always looking to have interested and enthusiastic students participate in undergraduate research. Interested students should email me directly at Josh.Morganti@uky.edu with the subject title "Undergraduate Research Opportunity", and attach the following: 1) a brief description of your interest in our lab and why you would like to join our team, and 2) a current Resume/CV that includes a list of previous and current science courses.
Most students join the lab as a part of an independent research credit course (e.g. BIO 395). There are also a number of fellowship opportunities available for gaining summer research experience. These include the Bucks for Brains, and STEMCats, among others. Many independent study programs provide a means to get research experience during the school year. The Office of Undergraduate Research at the University of Kentucky is a great resources for UK students.