Join the Lab

Join The Lab

Postdoctoral fellows

We do not currently have funding for an additional postdoc.

If you are interested in applying for external funding to join the lab as a postdoc, please contact Dr. Hampton. For more information about the research of former or current postdoctoral fellows in our lab, visit Vicky Tu, Ikuma Adachi , or Jonny.

Postdoctoral research in our lab can be funded through a variety of mechanisms:
National Research Service Awards
NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship
Life Sciences Research Foundation
Ford Foundation
Helen Hay Whitney Foundation


Prospective graduate students should contact Dr. Hampton.
To learn more about the program:
Concentration in Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience
Emory Graduate School
Emory National Primate Research Center
For more information about the research of current graduate students in our lab, visit Rael, Jad, or Ashley.


Our lab typically accepts one to three undergraduate researchers each semester. Students help run ongoing experiments, develop their own research projects in collaboration with a mentor, and gain research experience. Students can join the lab as volunteers, can do independent study to earn course credit, can work on an honor’s thesis, or may participate in an undergraduate research program. Contact Dr. Hampton for more information.

Several kinds of experience are helpful, but not required, if you wish to work in the lab.
• Experience training animals in any context
• Completion of Intro Psychology, Animal Behavior, or other courses in Psychology or Biology that pertain to behavior or cognition
• Completion of Psychology Statistics and Methods sequence
• Experience programming computers. Formal instruction could be acquired taking CS 170 or CS 110. For our cognitive testing, we use Visual Basic.
• Facility with advanced Excel functions such as formulas and conditional sum wizard

Having some of these qualifications, while not absolutely required, will increase the extent to which you can make meaningful contributions to scientific projects.
For further information, please review our lab guidelines and expectations.

The following program helps support undergraduate researchers:
Summer Undergraduate Research programs at Emory (SURE)