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Prospective Students

Updated 3/17/23 The Coffin Lab is recruiting! We are looking for a new PhD student to begin fall semester 2023. This PhD student will work on an NIH-funded project to examine the ototoxic potential of drugs in clinical trials. The student will also develop an independent project in collaboration with Dr. Coffin. Please email allison.coffin [at] if you are interested in this project and include your C.V. and a cover letter. Only serious inquiries will be considered; please demonstrate why you are specifically interested in this project and how your background is appropriate for our research.

I am not recruiting new undergraduates students at this time, although I’m always happy to meet with you if you would like to learn about future opportunities in the lab.  Students will conduct experiments that both inform our fundamental understanding of hearing and contribute to biomedical science by offering therapies to possibly prevent hearing loss. Undergraduate students majoring in neuroscience are given preference but all majors are welcome.

I’m looking for students with scientific curiosity, a strong work ethic and the ability to work both independently and with a team. I’m also looking for fun people that will contribute to the dynamic atmosphere of the lab.

If you want to participate in cutting-edge sensory neuroscience research on a beautiful campus, look over my research (both on my website and in my recent papers) and drop me a line! In your email, tell me why you want to work in my lab. It doesn’t hurt to propose a project, just so I can see your thought process and interests. Please also include your C.V. Your C.V. should list your GPA, educational background, relevant coursework, and previous research experience.