Join the Lab

Join the Lab

Postdoctoral fellows:

We welcome applications from individuals with a PhD in Stem Cell Biology, Neurobiology, Developmental Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Genetics, or a related field with a strong track record of productivity.  Applicants should send a CV, description of their research experience and interests and contact information for three references to Samantha Butler at

Graduate students:

The Butler laboratory is affiliated with the following home areas within the ACCESS/Biosciences Program:

More information on applying for graduate training at UCLA can be found using the weblinks above.  Please note that graduate students cannot be directly admitted into the Butler laboratory.

Interested students currently in a UCLA graduate program should contact Samantha directly at for information on potential rotation and thesis opportunities.


[see note] We welcome applications from enthusiastic and dedicated undergraduate students to assist with research projects in the laboratory.  Some previous research experience and/or coursework in the neurosciences, molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, or genetics is preferred.  Interested students should send a CV to listing their a) GPA, b) courses taken, and c) previous research experience.

COVID-19 note: we are not currently able to train new undergraduates because of COVID restrictions.