Join Us!

We are always looking for curious, enthusiastic, and hardworking people to join the lab, and we strive to create an open-minded and supportive environment.

Graduate Students

The Gardner Lab accepts graduate students through the Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology Program. The application is typically due the first week in December for admission the following September. If you are already a graduate student at UCSB and interested in rotating, please contact Brooke Gardner.

Undergraduate Researchers

We welcome undergraduate researchers in the lab who are able to commit to >10 hours per week and at least 1 year of research. Please email Brooke Gardner a copy of your transcript (does not have to be official), CV, and two sentences about your favorite organelle.


Please contact Brooke Gardner and provide a description of your research accomplishments, career goals, and potential research interests in the lab.


Brooke Gardner
Assistant Professor