Open Positions

Postdoctoral Fellows

A postdoctoral fellow position is available for a highly motivated recent or soon-to-be graduate interested in obtaining training in cancer biology. The postdoctoral fellow will be involved in a project(s) in understanding how altered signaling in tumor cells and the tumor microenvironment can influence tumor progression. Competitive applicants will have experience in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, and/or genetic methodologies and first author publications in well-regarded scientific journals. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter providing a compelling reason for their interest in the position, a CV, and names and contacts for 3 references to Dr. Xiaoyan Zheng at

Graduate Students

Students interested in joining the lab should apply to the GWU Institute for Biomedical Sciences. GWU students interested in rotating in the lab should contact Dr. Zheng at

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduates in the Zheng lab will work closely with a postdoctoral fellow. We ask for a commitment of at least ten hours a week for at least two years. Interested students should contact Dr. Zheng at with their transcript, any previous lab experience and a description of their research interest.