Information for Prospective Researchers

Our lab specializes in researching Rho GTPases in mammary gland development by using state of the art mouse models and cell culturing techniques in conjunction with cutting edge cell and molecular biology technologies. We have partnerships with the University of Notre Dame, the Indiana University School of Medicine alongside Indiana University, CTSI, and the new Harper Institute, an adjoining facility currently under construction that will serve as a collaborative research venture between IUSM and Notre Dame. In addition, there are several opportunities for collaboration with interdisciplinary Centers of Excellence such as the Walther Cancer Institute, the Eck Institute for Global Health, the W.M. Keck Center for Transgene Research, and the Center for the Study of Biocomplexity. We operate out of Raclin-Carmichael Hall, which is located across the street from the University of Notre Dame. As of September 2009, we are currently accepting new graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. All undergraduate positions are currently filled.

For Graduate Students: Our graduate students come from the University of Notre Dame Graduate School. Our lab serves as an ideal training environment for those interested in learning cell biology, molecular biology, and mouse model techniques as they pertain to cancer biology.

For Postdoctoral Researchers: Prior experience with cell biology and/or cancer biology is preferred. Experience with mouse models is a plus.

Interested applicants may e-mail Dr. Tracy Vargo-Gogola at