We are always looking for talented lab members with a background in physiology, neuroscience, biology, engineering, or pharmacology
Post docs should have a strong background in neuroscience or biology. You do not need to have electrophysiology experience - we can train you. Please reach out early if you are looking for a postdoctoral position (>6 months). Applications can be uploaded here.
The lab accepts rotation students through the following PhD Programs: Biology; Neuroscience; Bioengineering (BME); Molecular Cellular and Integrative Biosciences (MCIBs). If you are applying to these programs, email early to make sure we are currently taking students.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Students have the opportunity to work in the lab as volunteers, for research credit, and for Honor's Thesis projects/credit.
If you are interested, please email Dr. Crowley with your prior experience, any relevant coursework, an estimate of how much time you are willing to commit, and why you think The Crowley Lab lab/this research is interesting and a good fit for you. Please note, not all course schedules lend themselves to meaningful research time, and be sure to talk to Dr. Crowley about your class schedule.
Undergraduates - please see the following courses before contacting The Crowley Lab. We believe that these courses represent a good overview of the information you'll need to conduct research here. Please make sure you've taken courses appropriate to your year in school. If you have not already taken some of these courses or shown an interest in them, it's unlikely you'll enjoy the work in our lab.
PSYCH 260/BBH 203: Neurological Bases of Human Behavior
An introduction to biopsychology, emphasizing the structure and function of the human brain.
BMB 251/BIO 230/MICRB 251: Molecular and Cell Biology
An introduction to the fundamental principles of molecular and cellular biology, with a primary focus on eukaryotic cells.
BIOL 469/BBH 469: Neurobiology
Basic neurobiology, the terminology of basic neuronal structures and functions, and the experimental approaches designed to integrate the principles of neural cell biology, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, neuroendocrinology, neuropharmacology, genetics and molecular biology.
BIO 467: Molecular Basis of Neurological Diseases
Neurological diseases in a biological molecular context.
BIOL 470/BBH 470: Functional and Integrative Neuroscience
Neurobiological function in motivated behaviors, motor and sensory function, learning and memory, development, sexual differentiation, and pathology.
BIOL 497: Special Topics on Comparative Neuroanatomy
Structural-functional organization of the central nervous system of primates and other vertebrates. Emphasis is placed on understanding the anatomical structures of the major neural systems and the evolutionary principles that guided their phylogenetic development in different vertebrate lineages.
PSYCH 475: Psychology of Fear and Stress
Description and evaluation of major trends in research on stress and fear in humans and other animals
PSYCH 478: Clinical Neuropsychology
Overview of functional human neuroanatomy and clinical neuropsychology, with emphasis on origin, assessment, and treatment of human brain damage
BBH 432: Biobehavioral Aspects of Stress
Comprehensive discussion on the mechanisms of stress-induced diseases
The Crowley Lab is committed to the idea that socioeconomic status should not be a barrier to gaining experience in the lab. All undergraduates in the lab who apply for funding (put in the effort) are guaranteed summer support by the lab - regardless of if their grants are funded.