Graduate Students and MSTP

Yes: we are seeking exceptional graduate students!

See information on project opportunities and read about what to expect.

Prospective graduate students should e-mail Dr. Jonathan Irish with a short (no more than 3 paragraphs or 1/2 page) description of your scientific interests, background, and general scientific goals (for graduate school and beyond).  Please include a recently updated resume or CV and make sure to note any lab experience or co-authored publications.

It’s also very helpful to say something that indicates you’ve read this webpage and are at least a little familiar with our research.

Vanderbilt medical scientist training program (MSTP) students are encouraged to consider the Irish lab for rotations.  Projects for MSTP students who join the lab will focus on translational cancer or immunology research using primary human samples.  Rotation during one of the slots between M1 and M2 is preferred in part because available projects may change over time.

Prospective MSTP students should e-mail Dr. Jonathan Irish with a short (3 paragraphs, 1/2 page) description of your scientific interests, background, and general scientific goals.  Please include a recently updated resume, CV, or medical school application and make sure to note any lab experience or co-authored publications.

If you are interviewing for graduate school at Vanderbilt, please note this when you contact me and ask the program hosting you to have me included on your interview schedule.

Please note: the Irish lab and Dr. Irish can only recruit graduate students who have been admitted as part of Vanderbilt’s graduate programs (see Interdisciplinary Graduate ProgramVanderbilt International Scholars ProgramQuantitative and Chemical BiologyBiosciences, and MSTP).  If you are invited to interview as part of one of these programs and are interested in the lab, please let the program know that you would like Dr. Irish to be added to your interview schedule.