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The Kinney Lab:

Dr. Jefferson Kinney:



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Joining the Lab



*Please contact Dr. Kinney if you are interested in applying to the Ph.D. program*


Due to us being a neurobiology laboratory performing cellular and molecular techniques coupled with behavioral testing, there are recommendations for an interested applicant in addition to the recommended guidelines put forth by the UNLV Brain Health Department. A competitive applicant should have experience in several of the following areas:

  • Recommended coursework (cellular & molecular biology, anatomy & physiology, neuroscience/neurobiology. chemistry, genetics, statistics)

  • Prior research experience (experimental design, exposure to statistical analyses)

  • Experience conducting bench techniques (SDS-Page/Western blotting, immunohistochemistry, PCR, RT-PCR, ELISA, flow cytometry, Luminex, Velocity)

  • Behavioral tasks (Barnes maze, Morris water maze, radial arm maze, cued & contextual fear conditioning, behavioral screening)

  • Additional skills (animal husbandry, drug administration)

**Please note these are additional recommended skills and not requirements to apply as a graduate student**


We are constantly looking to add qualified undergraduates (and post-baccalaureate students seeking additional research experience) to our research team. If you are interested in working in the UNLV Cellular and Molecular Brain Research Laboratory, please fill out the form below. 

Please note the following:

  • Since we require new research assistants to sign up for 1-3 research credits during their first semester, we typically accept new research assistants to coincide with the upcoming semester

  • Acceptance into the laboratory is initially for one semester and continuation with the laboratory is based upon productivity during the first semester

  • We require an availability of 20 hours per week between the hours of 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday — although we occasionally work weekends

  • In addition to filling out the form below, you can send us your CV to the for consideration while we review your application

Name *