Student research opportunities

Please find below some information and contacts on various research opportunities for undergraduates or 1st year graduate students interested in rotating

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This research project is a collaboration between the Engert and Lichtman labs at Harvard, with a goal to produce the world’s first map of an intact vertebrate animal’s nervous system - a three-dimensional version of Google Maps, but for the brain of a larval zebrafish.

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Undergraduate positions are available for J-Term, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022.

Contact: Mariela Petkova

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This research project involves assisting with functional imaging and behavioral experiments in the context of basic social interactions between larval zebrafish.

Contact: Roy Harpaz


If you are interested in questions about nature vs nurture and how neural activity might shape neural circuits in a developing brain, then get in touch with Daniel Barabasi.


Contact: Dániel Barabási


How can circuits between connected nerve cells create reliable and robust short-term memory?

In this project, you can help us reconstruct the anatomy of an identified memory circuit in the brain of the larval zebrafish. 

Your results will be an important part of a large collaborative effort that addressed this fundamental question from different experimental directions.


Contact: Gregor Shuhknecht

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