We study molecular mechanisms that regulate protein and cellular homeostasis.


We welcome inquiries from individuals who share our aspirations of being (and supporting) scientists who are curious, inclusive, rigorous, resilient, and kind.

Postdoctoral candidates: please send Susan your CV, the contact information for three references, and a short statement on your research interests, experience, and motivation for applying to the lab. 

Graduate students from the BBSBiophysics, and Chemical Biology programs: please contact Susan to discuss rotations. Prospective graduate students should apply to one of the PhD programs affiliated with HMS.

Research assistant positions are available to help keep the lab running and to work on our newest ideas. Candidates should have an undergraduate degree by their start date, excellent organizational and communication skills, and be prepared to commit to at least a one-year (preferably a two-year) contract. For more information, please email Susan with a copy of your CV.

We also consider inquiries from undergraduate students at Boston-area colleges with co-op or work-study credit programs. Prospective summer students should apply to our department's internship program.


sichen_shao [at] hms.harvard.edu

Harvard Medical School
Dept. of Cell Biology
240 Longwood Ave.
Room C2-451
Boston, MA 02115

tel: +1 (617) 432-1039