Scientists at Janelia work together in multidisciplinary teams to solve challenging biological problems that are difficult to address in other research settings.
Many lab spaces at Janelia feature modular designs and natural light.
Credit: Brad Feinknopf
Occupying 689 wooded acres along the Potomac River, Janelia Farm provides a variety of services and facilities to support its diverse community of scientists and staff—inside and outside the lab.
A view of the Janelia Farm Research Campus at dusk.
The Janelia Farm model frees scientists of constraints commonly found in other research environments, providing access to world-class resources and a talented support staff.
Graduate scholar John Tuthill prepares a Drosophila specimen for imaging.
Credit: James Kegley
In addition to our resident scientists and fellows, we offer visiting scientists, graduate, and undergraduate candidates a range of scientific programs.
Graduate scholar Arbora Resulaj (left) and her mentor, Janelia Emeritus Fellow Dmitry Rinberg (right).
Janelia Farm regularly hosts scientific meetings, ranging from workshops to intensive, specialized conferences. See what's coming up and visit the archive of past events.
Janelia's large auditorium seats 250 people.
Credit: Matt Staley
Janelia provides outstanding employment opportunities, at all levels.
Many tools developed in Janelia Farm labs are made freely available to outside researchers, while others are taking shape through collaborations with industry, academia, and government.
A virtual arena for the study of flight in insects.
Janelia’s sense of community comes from a core belief that people of diverse disciplines and backgrounds can accomplish great things when working with a common purpose.
Research specialist Trevor Wardill (left) and group leader Vivek Jayaraman (right).
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In planning Janelia, HHMI carefully studied the organization, management, and scientific culture of other important research models.
For the most detailed information on research and tool development at Janelia Farm, explore our laboratory pages.
Project teams, which can include Janelia scientists as well as visitors, provide a unique mechanism for tackling experimentally challenging, cross-disciplinary problems.
Senior Fellows are established scientists who spend some of their time at Janelia as scientific advisors, mentors, and collaborators.
Junior Fellows are independent, early career scientist engaged in hands-on research that is synergistic but distinct from existing Janelia labs.
Visiting scientists play a major role at Janelia. Some join individual labs on a temporary basis, and others come to participate in project team efforts.
View a complete bibliography of publications produced by Janelia Farm scientists since 2006.