Join us!

The Bonini lab seeks highly motivated, independent trainees at all levels (undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral) who want to use the fly as a tool to answer fundamental questions about human neurodegenerative processes.

Postdoctorate research:

To apply for a postdoctoral position in the lab, please email Nancy a cover letter, CV and the names of three references. Learn more about the postdoctoral research program at Penn here.

Graduate students:

We welcome graduate students from the Department of Biology and graduate groups in the Biomedical Graduate Studies program in the School of Medicine and are always interested in potential rotation students. Contact Nancy to meet and discuss ideas for rotation projects as well as learn more about the lab. See our current lab members and feel free to reach out to them for more insight to lab life.

Information on applying to these graduate programs at Penn can be found online here and here.

Undergraduate students:

We accept dedicated, responsible, detail-oriented undergraduate students for paid research positions in the lab.  You will be paired with a graduate or postdoctoral researcher to learn skills and techniques relevant to their project. Students should become more proficient and independent in their bench work and eventually pursue an individual project. All undergraduates are expected to work part-time during the school year and part or full-time during the summer.  We accept students through Penn’s work-study program and students outside Penn.

Research specialists and technicians:

We often have positions for highly motivated and organized individuals with a technical background in wet lab science (including Drosophila genetics, cell and molecular biology, histology, cell culture). We also accept individuals looking to engage in research during their transitional years from undergraduate to graduate study (medical or graduate school).

If you are interested in any of the above positions, please contact Nancy ( Include your position of interest, a brief description of your research interests and a CV/resume.