Come 'B' a part of the Hanlon Lab team!

Undergraduate Students:

UConn undergraduates who would like to gain experience conducting research in the laboratory should contact Dr. Hanlon via email and provide answers to the following:

  • What do you find interesting about the Hanlon Lab?
  • What are two scientific questions you have about our research?
  • Would you be able to work at least 10-12 hours in the lab each week for credit?
  • Are you interested in working during the summer (assuming you were paid)?
  • What are you planning to do after you graduate (get a job, go to graduate school or med school, etc.)?

For undergraduates seeking to complete a research thesis in the Hanlon Lab, you must be able to commit to working at least 10 hours a week in the laboratory for at least three consecutive semesters.

Graduate Students:

Prospective students who would like to complete their thesis research in the Hanlon Lab should adhere to the following course of action:

  1. Be enrolled in (or accepted into) one of the programs within the Molecular and Cell Biology Department Graduate Program.
  2. Become familiar with the research being conducted in the Hanlon Lab by checking out our Research page and looking at our Essential Reading.
  3. Schedule a pre-rotation meeting with Dr. Hanlon to discuss what projects are active in the lab.  This meeting is a requirement before being able to rotate!  Until this pre-rotation meeting is held, students will not have permission to rotate in the Hanlon lab.

For Ph.D. students, the Director of Graduate Research and Education decides rotation assignments based on the students' preference.  For Masters students, the rotations may begin at any time during the fall and should last at least 6 weeks (or as discussed in the pre-rotation meeting).  Please feel free to email Dr. Hanlon or come by her office (ESB 306D) if you have any questions!

Postdoctoral Associates:

The Hanlon Lab is always seeking highly independent, academia-bound applicants who have obtained or are close to obtaining their Ph.D.  Please send the following as a single PDF to Dr. Hanlon via email to formally apply:

  1. A current CV, which should include:
    1. A list of publications (published, on BioRxiv, and in preparation).
    2. Grants or awards that have been applied for, even if they were not funded.
    3. At least three professional references, who will only be contacted for an official reference after the applicant is notified.
  2. A short research summary of your current Ph.D. research (1-2 paragraphs).
  3. A short proposal of what type of research program you would like to build in the Hanlon Lab (1-2 paragraphs).
  4. A brief statement about your academic professional goals and any professional development activities you have participated in to further those goals (no more than 1 paragraph).  Examples include grant writing workshops, preparing future faculty (PFF) courses, teaching and mentorship, lab leadership courses, etc.

Incomplete applications will not be considered, so please ensure all four components are part of your PDF file.  If the application passes initial review, the applicant will be notified and requests for official references will be sent out.  Feel free to contact Dr. Hanlon if you have questions.

Research Technicians (all levels):

Not sure if you want to enter into a graduate degree program yet?  Just finish with your degree and want some additional research training?  Looking for a long-term position managing a lab and conducting research?  Please contact Dr. Hanlon directly to inquire about current openings.

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
67 North Eagleville Rd Unit 3197
Storrs, CT 06269-3197

Visit us at:
Engineering Science Building (ESB) Room 306D
Click HERE for an interactive campus map or HERE for a pdf.

Contact us at:
Office Phone: (860) 486-1899
Lab Phone: (860) 486-1386
Twitter: @TheHanlonLab