Join the Lab

We are always recruiting bright, enthusiastic scientists whose curisoty is sparked by our research. Undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows excited by our research topics should contact Dr. Burton ( following the information noted below.

Postdoctoral Applicants

Interested post-doctoral candidates may contact Briana Burton with a cover letter including description of past and future research interests, a CV, and the names and contact information for at least three references. In your letter, describe why you are excited about our research, and describe the research questions you would like to pursue in our lab.

Graduate Applicants

Graduate applicants should not apply directly to the lab, but rather through one of the graduate programs. Briana can advise students in a number of graduate programs on the UW-Madison campus, including:

Please e-mail if you are a current graduate student interested in applying for a rotation in the Burton Lab.

Undergraduate Applicants

We encourage self-motivated undergraduates to join our research team. Interested students should submit a list of current and planned course work, and a 1-2 paragraph statement about why you want to work in our lab. We are most interested in enthusiastic and motivated students who can commit at least two full years to research (freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to apply), with a minimum of 10 hours per week during the academic year. You will be expected to function as a scientist in the lab, including keeping a detailed scientific notebook recording your work, and conrtibuting to daily functioning of the lab.

Prospective Bio 152 students should follow the instructions above as well.