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How to Become a Member of the Geller Lab (Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology, NHLBI):

Prospective Post-doctoral Fellows with an interest in joining the lab should send inquiries to Dr. Herbert Geller at
The following documentation should be provided as a single PDF document:
Cover letter
Curriculum vitae
Summary of research accomplishments and research and career goals
Names and contact information for three references

Prospective Post-baccalaureate Students should apply though the OITE Website and then email Dr. Geller at  We welcome students funded through the NHLBI Program for Biomedical Research Training Program for Underrepresented Groups, which has a separate application process here

Prospective Graduate Students might be interested in the NIH-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars program. Several other programs are available.  Students enfolled in any Ph.D. program can do their thesis research in the lab.  Prospective students should also send an email to Dr. Geller at explaining their interest in the lab. 

Our lab participates in the Summer Internship Program whose application is here.  Prospective summer students should also send an email to Dr. Geller at explaining their interest in the lab which includes a summary of previous research experience.  We generally do not take students without some research experience.  Please note that decisions for summer students are made well in advance of the application deadline.  We also participate in the Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP) for rising seniors majoring in Biomedical Engineering.

The NIH campus is located two metro stops away from Washington DC, with its superb cultural opportunities (such as the Smithsonian, National Gallery of Art, and the Kennedy Center). Bike trails, hiking trails and fitness activities are right on our doorstep.

The Washington DC area provides easy access to the great outdoors, including hiking in Great Falls Park, Shenandoah National Park and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and beachcombing in Assateague Island National Seashore. The New River Gorge offers world-class whitewater boating and rock climbing.  NIH Fellows can learn to sail on the Chesapeake Bay through the NIH Sailing Association.  The weather in the area is conducive to running outdoors almost all year round. 

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