How to Become a Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral researchers are central to our mission of conducting world-class research. Postdocs at CRI train in a highly collaborative environment, with labs that often work at the interface of regenerative medicine, cancer biology, and metabolism. Each postdoctoral fellow has the opportunity to acquire the diverse skills they need for an independent career in academia, biotech, or beyond. Learn more about the program.


Candidates are encouraged to reach out directly to a faculty member whose lab they are interested in joining.


Agathocleous Lab

Researchers in the Agathocleous lab are studying how metabolites impact the stem cells genome and how the metabolism of cancer cells, and normal stem cells that give rise to cancers, compare. 

DeBerardinis Lab

The DeBerardinis lab is interested in the role of altered metabolic states in human diseases, particularly pediatric inborn errors of metabolism and cancer.

Garcia-Bermudez Lab

The Garcia-Bermudez lab aims to understand the role of metabolic adaptive mechanisms in cancer progression. 

Hoxhaj Lab

The Hoxhaj lab is interested in studying the molecular mechanisms that control cellular metabolism, particularly in cancer.   

Ma Lab

The Ma Lab uses an interdisciplinary approach to understand how cells sense and process mechanical stimuli in health and disease. 

McBrayer Lab

The McBrayer Lab seeks to discover metabolic mechanisms that promote brain tumor development and develop strategies to exploit altered metabolism for cancer therapy. 

Mishra Lab

 Research in the Mishra lab is focused on mapping how the mitochondria are embedded into normal cellular function.    

Morrison Lab

The Morrison Lab studies mechanisms that regulate stem cell function in adult tissues and the ways in which those mechanisms get hijacked by cancer cells to enable tumor formation.

Ohlstein Lab

The Ohlstein lab is interested in understanding the mechanisms that guide normal and abnormal tissue functions, particularly in gastrointestinal organs such as the small and large intestines and stomach.

Wu Lab

The Wu lab studies the molecular function and molecular basis of extrachromosomal DNA (ecDNA) in human cancer, including its replication, transcription, and repair.

Zhu Lab

The Zhu laboratory is interested in understanding the relationship between injury, regeneration, and cancer.