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About Us

Our lab welcomes your questions and comments. For general feedback and inquiries, please use the following contact information:

Mark D. Bevan, PhD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Physiology
300 E. Superior St.
Tarry Building
Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: 312-909-0175


Our team is compact but highly skilled, focused, and committed to rigorous, impactful research. We take training and mentorship as seriously as any aspect of our work. The ultimate goal of our training is to produce outstanding, ethical, independent, creative, organized, and technically skilled scientists who will make impactful contributions to biomedical research and related endeavors. Each of our former 7 predoctoral and 8 postdoctoral mentees remain in science running their own labs or research units in academia or industry, or working as postdoctoral researchers, research assistant professors, scientific administrators, or medical writers. We have published expertise in in vivo and ex vivo electrophysiology, neuroanatomy at the light and electron microscopic levels, optogenetics, chemogenetics, 2-photon imaging, and uncaging, molecular profiling and manipulation, computational modeling, and mouse behavior. In addition, we place considerable emphasis on good laboratory practice, research safety, and data analysis, interpretation and communication. Finally, we are deeply committed to enhancing diversity in STEM through our roles as teachers, reviewers, and conference organizers, and attend diversity training and mentoring workshops as part of that commitment.

Postdoctoral Trainee & Predoctoral Technician Positions

If you are interested in the work that we do then please consider applying for a postdoctoral research or predoctoral research specialist position. Postdoctoral applicants should have a PhD in the life sciences, physics, or biomedical engineering, preferably with research experience in neuroscience. An undergraduate degree in one of these fields is sufficient for a position as a research specialist. Applications are particularly encouraged from highly motivated scientists with expertise and/or interest in electrophysiology, modern circuit interrogation approaches, and/or mouse behavior. Extensive training and mentorship will be provided. If interested, please submit a brief cover letter describing your career path and future goals, an NIH biosketch or CV and contact information for two to three references to