Training in the Gregg Lab

  1. Core Projects - these are major thesis or postdoctoral projects in which trainees work with the principle investigator to devise and complete projects central to the lab’s research objectives.

  2. GroundBreaker Projects - small side projects that allow trainees to explore any innovative idea that they wish, either in teams or individually.  Got an idea?  A crazy theory?  Just do it!

  3.   Innovator of the Year Award - Given to the person with the most innovative discovery of the year.

  1. We are working to create a fun environment for collaborative and creative work.

Communication & Career Skills

General Technical & Research Skills Learned

Creativity, Critical Thinking & Project Management


  1. Brain diseases

  2. Diagnostics to identify brain disorders

  3. Therapeutics to treat brain disorders

  4. Genomics (epigenomics, transcriptomics)

  5. Bioinformatics & programming

  6. Mouse behavior

  7. Big Data, statistics and data visualization

  8. Biotechnology and commercialization

  1. Science communication (writing, presentations, video)

  2. The Gregg Lab maintains a blog (“conflicts in the mind”) and Twitter feed (@GreggNeuroLab) that communicates information in the field and for trainees.

  3. Career planning is a process that begins at the beginning of a trainee’s entry into the lab and continues up until departure.  A central objective of the lab is to give rise to an outstanding alumni.


  1. People wanting to train in the Gregg Lab should be deep thinkers who are highly motivated to make a major impact.  A helpful, positive attitude, an eagerness to learn new things and a readiness to overcome major challenges are the attributes for success. The primary goal of the lab is to help talented people be successful and to make lasting and positive impact on the world.

Learn to innovate, communicate, analyze large-scale datasets and manage difficult projects effectively, while making new discoveries about brain function and disease

Students can apply through the Neuroscience Program or Molecular Biology Program

To apply to join the GREGG LAB contact Christopher Gregg:  chris.gregg(at)

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  1. Innovator of the Year - Elliott Ferris - Discovery of novel elements in the mammalian genome for disease resistance.


  1. Innovators of the Year - Elliott Ferris and Tina Cheng - Development of a novel technology for disease diagnostics.


  1. Innovator of the Year - Wei-Chao Huang - Discovery of novel allele-specific epigenetic effects in the brain.


  1. Innovator of the Year - Coni Horndli - Invention and application of computational developmental ethology methods to study behavioral development.


  1. Innovator of the Year - Sridhar Vukkadapu - Creation of Parent Seq-R software pipeline and visualization tools