Join the MiSo Lab Team!

The MiSo Lab launched in summer 2023, and we are continuing to grow! Our team values and practices diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we prioritize transparency and collaborative work.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Undergraduate research assistants are welcomed as important and valued members of the MiSo Lab community. No prior research experience is necessary! To help you get the most out of your research experience and training, we ask for a minimum 2-semester time commitment. Students can earn up to 4 course credits per semester working in the lab.

We are currently not seeking undergraduate RAs.

PhD Students

Graduate students play an essential role in our lab, making meaningful contributions to research projects, ideas, and lab culture and receiving close mentorship and training. Rochester itself is a vibrant, medium-sized city with lots of nature, art, and music. There is a strong sense of community, and there is always something to do—from fall and spring festivals, the Rochester Public Market, and theaters to parks, bars, and artsy cafes.

Graduate applications are closed for the 2024-2025 cycle. Please check back for updates in Summer 2024 or reach out to Dr. Heck ( to learn more about research, the lab, or Rochester at any time.