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Janelia Postdocs go onto a variety of careers ranging from faculty to patent examiners, government policy, consulting, beer brewing, engineering, and managing the division that suggests programs you might like to watch next on Netflix. About 40% go on to group leader/faculty positions.


Jan Marek Ache
Emmy-Noether Group Leader, Universität Würzburg, Germany

Chinessa Adkins
Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent Office

Bruno Afonso
Data Scientist, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada

Pavan Agrawal
Assistant Professor, Kasturba Medical College, India

Parvez Ahammad
Head of Ads Privacy Al, LinkedIn

Adriaan (Jasper) Akerboom
Owner, Jasper Yeast

Marta Rivera Alba
Lead Scientist, Clarity

Stephanie Albin
Science Program Officer, Kavli Foundation

Fernando Amat
Senior Staff Machine Learning Research Engineer, Scale Al

Jonathan Amazon
Principal Research Scientist, Novateur

Wafa Amir
Director Imaging Facility, Delaware State University

Yexica (Yeka) Aponte
Unit Chief/PI, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health

Pierre Apostolides
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Medical School

Yoshinori Aso
Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus

Deniz Atasoy
Assistant Professor, University of Iowa

Takeshi Awasaki
Assistant Professor, Kyorin University School of Medicine, Japan

Karima Azdad
Attache Risk Management Biocides, Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety & Environment

Julia Bachman
Health Program Specialist, National Institutes of Health

Shing Chun Benny Lam
Reviewer, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Nicholas Betley 
Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Julide Bilen
Freelance Writer, Self Employed

Katie Bittner
Principal Scientist, Medtronic

Erik Bloss
Assistant Professor, The Jackson Laboratory

Mehdi Bolorizadeh
Consulting Scientist & Product Manager, Bloor Solutions

Philip Borden
Biochemistry Lead, LifeEDIT

Bart Borghuis
Professor of Neuroscience, University of Louisville

Lana Bosnac
Postdoctoral Associate, University of California, Berkeley

Martin Brill
Application Specialist, Rapp OptoElectronic GmbH

Habib Bukhari
Head of Machine Learning, VergeSense

Jessica Cande
Patent Technical Advisor, Cooley LLP

Sergi Castellano
Group Leader, University College London, United Kingdom 

Mark Cembrowski
Assistant Professor, Lab Head, University of British Columbia, Canada

Frances Chance
Scientist, Sandia National Labs

Anderson Chen
Micro Nano Imaging Facility Manager, Boston University

Bi-Chang Chen
Assistant Research Fellow, Research Center for Applied Science in Taiepei, Taiwan

Jiji Chen
Co-director Advanced Imaging and Microscopy, National Institutes of Health

Susu Chen
Neuroscientist, Starfish Neuroscience

Maria (Eugenia) Chiappe
Principal Investigator, Champlimaud Institute, Lisbon, Portugal

Patrick Chitwood
Business Operations, Palantir

Nathaniel Clack
Software Engineer, CZI

Paola Correa
Senior Computational Biologist, Invitae

Justin Crocker
Group Leader, EMBL, Germany

Hod Dana
Assistant Professor, Cleveland Clinic Case Western Reserve University

Jennifer Davila-Aponte
Urologist, UMass Memorial Medical Center

Fred P. Davis
Senior Computational Biologist, Celsius Therapeutics

Alexandra Deaconescu
Assistant Professor, Brown University

Wulan Deng
Assistant Professor, Peking University, China

Claire Deo
Group Leader, EMBL, Germany

Brian Dias
Assistant Professor, USC Keck School of Medicine

Alexandre Dieudonne
Senior Data Science Strategist, Tatari

Yun Ding
Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Biology

Jingjing Duan
Principal Investigator, Nanchang University, China

Michael Economo
Assistant Professor, Boston University College of Engineering

Anne-Kathrin Eiselt
Applied Behavioral Scientist, Bayer

Hananeh Esmailbeigi
Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

Isabel Espinosa Medina
Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus

Daniel Feliciano
Fellow, Janelia Research Campus

Reto Fiolka
Assistant professor, University of Texas Southwestern

Tian-Ming Fu
Assistant Professor, Princeton University

Samuel Gale
Scientist II, Allen Institute for Brain Science

Liang Gao
Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University

Gregory Gauvain
Associate Professor, Sorbonne Universite'

Shmuel Gonen
Assistant Professor, UC Irvine

Rong Gong
Principal Investigator, Chinese Institute for Brain Research

Paloma Gonzalez-Bellido
Lecturer, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Austin Graves
Research Associate, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Noah Gray
Senior Editor, Nature Publishing Group 

Leo Guignard
Group Leader, Centuri

Zengcai Guo
Assistant Professor, Tsinghua University in Beijing, China

Diego Gutnisky
Data Science Manager, Grandata

Stefanie Hampel
Group Leader, University of Puerto Rico, Institute of Neurobiology

Mark Harnett
Assistant Professor, MIT McGovern Institute 

Fredrick (Trace) Henry
Medical Science Liaison, Innate Pharma

Samuel (Andrew) Hires
Assistant Professor, University of Southern California

Burkhard Hoeckendorf
Senior Image Data Scientist, St. Jude's Research Hospital

David Hoffman
Senior Optical Engineer, 10x Genomics, Inc.

Bryan Hooks
Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Jingyi Hou
Scientific Editor, EMBO

Ching-Lung Hsu
Assistant Research Fellow, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Tao Hu
Machine Learning Director, 84.51°

Cheng-Chiu Huang
Associate Scientist, TLC Biopharmaceuticals

Daniel Huber
Assistant Professor, University of Geneva, Switzerland

David Hunt
Assistant Professor, Center for Neural Science and Medicine at Cedars-Sinai

Hidehiko Inagaki
Research Group Leader, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

Maria Ioannou
Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, Canada

Vijay Iyer
Senior Software Engineer/Sci Comp, Mathworks

Jesse Jackson
Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, Department of Physiology, Canada

Arnim Jenett
Tefor Core Facility, CNRS/Tefor

Mithilesh Jha
Senior Scientist, Sanofi

Na Ji
Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Tihana Jovanic
Research Scientist, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, France

Fadi Jradi
Research Scientist, Universal Display Corporation

Jaeyoon James Jun
Research Scientist, Facebook Reality Labs

Karla Kaun
Assistant Professor, Brown University

Takashi Kawashima
Principal Investigator, Weizmann Institute of Science, Irael

Jacob Keller
Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Aaron Kerlin
Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School

Sung Soo Kim
Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara 

Nikolay Kladt
Data Science Consultant, Altratn SAS Germany

Takaki Komiyama
Professor, University of California, San Diego 

Lingjie Kong
Associate Professor, Tsinghua University

Benjamin Kopek
Assistant Professor, Hope College

Doyun Lee
Tenure-track Research Fellow, Institute for Basic Science, Korea

Wesley Legant
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Hsiang-Ting (Angela) Lei
Sr. Research Investigator, Incyte

Dong Li
Principal Investigator, National Laboratory of Biomacromolecules, Institute of Biophysics

Nuo Li
Associate Professor, Baylor University

Yajie Liang
Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Huai-Ti Lin
Lecturer, Imperial College of London, United Kingdom

Bei-Jung Lin
Faculty, Yang-Ming University, Taiwan

Justin Little
Senior Optical Scientist, Verily

Hui Liu
Associate Director, Skyline Therapeutics

Rui Liu
Optical Engineer, KLA

Tsung-Li Liu
Senior Research Scientist, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Zhiyong Liu
Principal Investigator and Head of the Laboratory of Auditory System Development and Regeneration, Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Sarah Loerch
Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz

Fuhui Long
Senior Machine Learning and Computer Vision Researcher and Developer, Allen Institute for Brain Science

Xi Salina Long
Senior Scientist, Stealth Startup

Rongwen Lu
Senior Optical Engineer, Ultima Genomics

Judit Makara
Lab Head, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungary (KOKI)

Tianyi Mao
Assistant Scientist, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science University

Joshua Mast
Scientist, Mission Bio, Inc.

Kate McDole
Group Leader, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom

Sean McKinney
Group Head, Stowers Institute

Geoffrey Meisner
Scienitfic Operations Manager, Janelia Research Campus

David Mellert
Associate Director Research IT, Jackson Laboratory

Yuriy Mishchenko
Engineer Manager, Meta

Shelby Montague
High School Teacher, St. George's Independent School

William Mowrey
Bioinformatics Engineer, 1Globe Health Institute

Yu Mu
Investigator, Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Neuroscience, China

Brent Nannenga
Associate Professor, Arizona State University

Joshua Neunuebel
Assistant Professor, University of Delaware

Jian-Quan Ni
Associate Professor, Tsinghua University, China

Juan Nunez-Iglesias
Research Scientist, Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative

Daniel O'Connor
Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Galit Shohat-Ophir
Lecturer / Lab Head, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Tess Oram
Patent Agent, Wilson Sonsini

Francesco Orsi
Audit&Risk Data Science Manager, Roche

Tomoko Oyama
Assistant Professor, McGill University, Canada

Yufeng Pan
Principal Investigator, Institute of Life Sciences, Southeast University, China

Min-Sun Park
Staff Scientist, 1859 Inc

Cengiz Pehlevan
Assiant Professor, Harvard University

Simon Peron
Associate Professor, New York University

Leopoldo Petreanu
Principal Investigator, Champalimaud Foundation

Lauren Porter
Stadtman Tenure Track Investigator, National Institute of Health, National Library of Medicine, Intramural Research Program

Ella Preger-Ben-Noon
Assistant Professor, Techion-Israel Institute of Technology

Avinash Pujala
Data Scientist, XOKind

Lei Qu
Professor, Anhui University, China

Gayathri Nattar Ranganathan
Senior Patent Technical Advisor, Cooley LLP

Stephen (Steve) Reichow
Assistant Professor, Portland State University

Qingzhong Ren
Associate Scientific Editor, Cell Press

Andrey Revyakin
Lecturer, University of Leicester, United Kingdom

Alice Robie
Senior Scientist, Janelia Research Campus

Herve Roualt
Group Leader, Centuri, Luminy Campus, Marseille, France

Loic Royer
Group Leader, CZI Biohub

Maen Sarhan
Senior Scientist, Twist Bioscience

Britton Sauebrei
Assistant Professor, Cleveland Clinic

Takashi Sato
Group Leader, University of Tübingen, Germany

Andrew Seeds
Assistant Professor, University of Puerto Rico

Johannes Seelig
Group Leader, The Research Center Caesar, Max Planck, Germany

Arnold Seo
Reviewer, Federal Drug Administration

Fern Sha
Scientist, The Jansen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Lisha Shao
Assistant Professor, University of Delaware

Xinghua Shi
Principal Scientist, Quantum Si

Troy Shirangi
Assistant Professor, Villanova University

Hari Shroff
Senior Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus

Roman Shusterman
Chief Technology Officer, Brain Electrophysiology Laboratory

Ke Si
Professor, Optical Engineering, Zhejiang University, China

Divya Sitaraman
Assistant Professor, University of California San Diego

Matthew Smear
Assistant Professor, University of Oregon

Nicholas Sofroniew
Computational Biologist, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Carsen Stringer
Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus

James Strother
Assistant Professor, University of Florida

Wenzhi Sun
Principal Investigator, Chinese Institute for Brain Research

Zongchao Tan
Data Engineer, Octane

Gowan Tervo
Senior Scientist, Janelia Research Campus

Michael Texada
Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Lin Tian
Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis

Tilman Triphan
Group Leader, University of Leipzig

Raphael Turcotte
Senior Scientist, Kingdom Supercultures

Daniel Turner-Evans
Assistant Professor, University of California Santa Cruz

Catherine von Reyn
Assistant Professor, Drexel University

Chen Wang
Mars Sample Return Mission, NASA

Fei Wang
Group Leader, Institute of Neuroscience CAS

Kai Wang
Assistant Professor, Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Science, China

Kaiyu Wang
Group Leader, Shanghai Center for Brain Science and Brain Inspired Technology

Yingxue Wang
Research Group Leader, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

Stephanie Wegener
Program Manager, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) - German Research Foundation, Germany

Quan Wen
Principal Investigator, University of Science and Technology of China

Travis Wheeler
Assistant Professor, University of Montana

Wallace Williamson
IDEAL Core Facility Director, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Johan Winnubst
Lead Scientist Neuroanatomy,

Jason Wittenbach
Manager, Machine Learning, Capital One

Ming Wu
Senior Scientist, Latticon Antibody Therapeutics

Yang Wu
Senior Managing Consultant, VOYA Consulting

Matthieu Wyart
Assistant Professor, EPFL

Laura Wysocki
Assistant Professor, Wabash College

Ning-long Xu
Lab Head, Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Science, China

Ching-Po Yang
Research Specialist, Janelia Research Campus

Shun-Jen Yang
Director of Translational Research, ARCE Therapeutics

Jinzhu Yang
Chief Technology Officer, Neusoft Research

Yunlei Yang
Associate Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Jie Yao
Instrument Specialist 3, Allen Institute

Eric Yttri
Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Jianing Yu
Assistant Professor, Peking University, China

Jin Zhang
Professor, Nanchang University, China

Ting Zhao
Software Development Engineer, Amazon

Hongjin Zheng
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado, Denver

Qinsi Zheng
Senior Scientist, Astrazeneca

Haining Zhong
Scientist/ PI, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science University

Chuan Zhou
Group Leader, Institute of Zoology Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Jianlong Zhou
Researcher, National Information & Communications Technology Australia Limited

Maarten Zwart
Lecturer, University of St. Andrews, School of Psychology and Neuroscience, United Kingdom