Post-doctoral fellows:

  • Applicants with a recent PhD in neuroscience (or biophysics or related field), high-quality first-author paper(s), strong background in cellular and/or systems neuroscience, and eagerness to think and work creatively and energetically towards understanding motor-related circuit organization and function in the mammalian brain are encouraged to apply. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds. The training experience will involve a wide variety of in vivo and in vitro experimental approaches.
  • The lab is located in a great part of Chicago - an all-around great city to live in!
  • Send PDF of CV to Dr Shepherd.

Graduate students: Always eager to meet with Northwestern University graduate students interested in the lab and discuss potential rotation and thesis projects; please contact Dr Shepherd.

Undergraduate students: If you're an undergrad - at Northwestern or elsewhere - interested in the research we do and considering pursuing a summer (and/or year-round research, for NU students) experience in the lab, please get in touch!

"Gap year" research assistants: We often have projects that are ideal for recent college graduates (biology, biochem, biophysics, physics/engineering/CS, etc) who want to take a couple of years before graduate or medical school to gain research experience. Projects range from molecular biology to imaging to robotics.

Contact: g-shepherd at