Openings & News

Openings and News


The Meeks lab is seeking motivated, quantitatively-oriented postdoctoral fellows to work on mechanisms of neural circuit function in the accessory olfactory system.

If you are interested, please send your C.V. and a list of three references to


February 2015: Congratulations to Hillary for winning Honorable Mention for her poster at the GSO Poster Fair.  Don't spend the prize money all in one place!

September 2014: Julian and his wife Regina are new parents!  Welcome to the world, Gwendolyn "Winnie" and Allen Meeks!

August 2014: We recently received word that a collaborative BRAIN EAGER application to the National Science Foundation has been awarded!  The grant, on which Julian is co-PI with Todd Roberts, Genevieve Konopka, and Tae-kyung Kim, seeks to develop new tools for studying social learning and neural circuit plasticity. Marina had a beautiful set of images selected in one of the Press Releases from the NSF.  Congrats Marina!

July 2014: Julian was invited to give a seminar at the National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) as part of a symposium on career choices for NINDS summer interns.  The talk was later posted to YouTube.

July 2014: We are excited to welcome Salma Ferdous to the lab!  Salma is a recent graduate of UT Austin, and will working in the lab as a research technician on various projects.  Welcome to the lab, Salma!

June 2014: Julian was interviewed for a "People Behind the Science" podcast. The show's mission is to "inspire other scientists and future scientists, share the different paths to a successful career in science, educate the general population on what scientists do,  and show the human side of science."

Workers in lab
Wayne and Julian as they work on a difficult-to-shoot part of the procedure.

March 2014: We are excited to announce the Meeks Lab’s upcoming first independent publication in the Journal of Visualized Experiments.  Wayne Doyle and Gary Hammen from the lab of Tim Holy, at Washington University in St. Louis, helped set up the first systematic visualization of the unique ex vivo protocol Julian developed as a postdoc with Dr. Holy.  The video shoot was quite an experience.

September 2013: We are now seeking to hire a motivated postdoctoral fellow to work on mechanisms of neural circuit function in the accessory olfactory system. See above for details.

April 2013: We are sad to say goodbye to Jennifer – who helped the lab grow and become organized in her brief time here. Good luck in your new master’s program, Jennifer.

March 2013: The Meeks Lab welcomes Wayne Doyle to the team. He will study information processing in the accessory olfactory bulb for his Ph.D. thesis.

January 2013: We are so happy to have Hillary Cansler joining us! She will study mechanisms of AOS plasticity for her Ph.D. thesis.

August 2012: The Meeks Lab welcomes Jennifer Torres and Marina Maksimova.

April 2012: The Meeks Lab is now open for business!