Join our research group!

We are currently recruiting Ph.D. students and medical fellowship trainees to our laboratory.

Students should be enrolled in the Ph.D. program at the University of Pennsylvania, the Combined Degree at the Perelman School of Medicine, or in a fellowship program at The University of Pennsylvania or The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  We have excellent resources and many projects to pursue focused on developmental biology, genetics, stem cell biology, gene-environment interactions and the molecular mechanisms of human intestinal motility disorders.  Our goal is to develop new treatment strategies, diagnostic approaches and cures for serious motility disorders and we need your help.

We are also interested in pursuing collaborative projects in bioengineering, nanotechnology, bioinformatics, epidemiology, imaging and other fields that might provide new approaches to care and prevention for people with intestinal motility disorders.  If you have an idea and want to explore collaboration, please Heuckerothr [at] (subject: New%20collaborative%20ideas) (contact us).  

Dr. Heuckeroth is a member of the Cell and Moleclular Biology Program (CAMB) and Neuroscience Gradauate Group (NGG) at Penn,  faculty at the Perelman School of Medicine, and an attending physician at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.