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Staley lab

Graduate Students

Our lab is affiliated with the following departments/graduate programs at UMN:

Prospective graduate students are always welcome and should apply through the programs listed above.

Undergraduate Students

We are currently accepting new undergrads. Our undergrads contribute to and take ownership of their own research projects. It is expected that all undergrads will earn authorship on at least one publication resulting from their work in the lab, although most are on at least 2-3. Undergrads should expect to spend at least two semesters doing research in the lab. Freshman and sophomores are highly encouraged. If you are interested, please email your CV and statement of research interest to Chris [].

Our lab is also participating in the Minnesota Biomedical Undergrad Research Program, run through the MICaB program, for first-generation students.


We are always happy to help investigators at UMN initiate or continue microbiome research, providing core microbiome analytics services in collaboration. Investigators interested in microbiome research should contact Chris []. No experience necessary!

Job Opportunities

We are not currently hiring. Please check back regarding future job openings.

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Office phone: (612)-625-8831

Office address:
Basic & Translational Research
11-210 Moos Tower

Lab phone: (612)-625-6915

Lab address:
11-196 Moos Tower

Mailing address:
420 Delaware Street SE
Mayo Mail Code 195
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Shipping address:
Rm11-202 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St, SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455