Collaboration and partnerships

We collaborate with other research groups and pharmaceutical and medical device companies to provide expertise and run educational workshops for schools and students. For those interested in working with our lab, we'd love to hear from you at shangsong@arizona.edu

Postdoctoral fellows

We are hiring! If you believe you would be a good fit and wish to submit your qualifications for consideration, send a brief letter introduction and your CV. 

Students

Graduate students are welcome to rotate in the lab during one of the preset academic rotation periods. Permanent membership in the lab will be discussed at the end of all rotations and determined by the overall fit and skill sets to the lab group. Student interested in rotating in this lab should follow the procedures of their graduate program.

Undergraduate students are highly encouraged to learn and observe research practices in the lab. We accept students and volunteers from a variety of backgrounds. Please send an email with a brief introduction and your CV.

What's it like studying & working in Tucson, AZ? 

Tucson is one of the most intellectually vibrant, diverse, and economically affordable major cities in North America. It is the the home to Paul McCartney & Noam Chomsky.  In 2023, it's named one of 50 world's greatest places by Time Magazine and 52 places to go by New York Times.

It offers easy access to 3 major international & domestic airports (TUSPHX & AZA) , as well as direct Amtrak train service to Los Angeles, Houston, New Orleans & beyond. The Tucson metro area is home to 1 million residents with world-class outdoor activities year round. There are national parksnational forests, waterfallsoasis, ski resortguided caverns & spelunking opportunities all within 1 hour of the city. Sea of Cortez beaches, Sedona, Grand Canyon, and White Sands NP for a quick weekend getaway. Mount Lemmon & Cochise Stronghold offer excellent outdoor rock climbing, in addition to various indoor gyms. Tucson is also an extremely bike-friendly city with extensive public transit.

Dining out and night life couldn't be more exciting. Tucson is designated as the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the U.S. Authentic food from Bosnia, Poland, Netherland, France, Italy, Germany, Greece, Malta, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Benin, Lebanon, Jordan, Iran, Turkey, Yemen, Thailand, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, different regions of China & India. All very reasonably priced. Similarly, there's a vibrant craft beer scene along with fun nightly theater performances. Both 4th Avenue & downtown are a quick free tram ride from UofA, as well as an open air mercado. There are cultural and food festivals throughout the year and farmer's market every weekend. Local and international grocery stores, in addition to various tortillerías & carnicerías, offer cheap alternatives for students who want to cook at home.