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Tarbutton Postdoctoral Fellows

Tarbutton Postdoctoral Fellows are distinguished young scientists who work semi-independently in laboratories of Emory College of Arts and Sciences faculty. The Fellows' research contributes to the culture of interdisciplinary science at Emory.

The program was inaugurated in 2022 with the aim to continue growing Emory as a national leader in research and innovation in TMLS-related areas, as well as in sciences, more generally.  Fellows are selected in open annual competition primarily based on their academic excellence, with the aim for them to maximally benefit, as well as to benefit from, the research infrastructure at Emory. The Fellows support and establish scientific collaborations across Emory and Atlanta and contribute to the diversification of the STEM workforce.

Applications are accepted throughout the year and awards are made on a rolling basis.

Call for Fellows

Applications are invited for endowed Tarbutton Interdisciplinary Science Fellowships at Emory University. The Fellowships support outstanding postdoctoral scientists in fields such as physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science. Preference will be given to candidates who build on multiple disciplines in their research. Each Fellowship will be for up to three years. Each Fellow will choose one or more faculty mentors from the College of Arts and Sciences (ECAS), who will be committed to the Fellow's professional growth in all aspects of academic training, including research and pedagogy. The Fellowship will provide up to 50% stipend support and may be supplemented with an independent research fund. Fellows will have access to Emory’s world-class scientific research infrastructure, including the resources provided by ECAS, the School of Medicine and Rollins School of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and the National Primate Research Center (both located on Emory campus), and the nearby Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University. 

Applicants must have a PhD by their intended start date. Preference will be given to early-career applicants who will have received their PhD less than one year prior to their start date. Successful applicants will have demonstrated creativity and scientific depth in a relevant field, and a compelling case that Emory is the right place for the next step in their training. Applicants are encouraged to reach out to potential mentors among ECAS science faculty before submitting their application. Applications should be sent to and comprise a CV, contact information for three references, and a brief statement of research experience and interests, including proposed faculty mentor(s). The statement should also describe any notable actions the applicant may have taken or plans to take to contribute to diversity and inclusion. Review of applications is conducted on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Emory University is an AA/EEO employer.

Current Fellows

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Helen Ansell
Tarbutton Postdoctoral Fellow, 2023 - Sussman Lab
Ranjiangshang Ran Headshot
Ranjiangshang Ran
Tarbutton Postdoctoral Fellow, 2024 - Burton Lab

Former Fellows

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Ilias Magoulas
Tarbutton Postdoctoral Fellow, 2023 - Evangelista Lab
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Hannah Smith
Tarbutton Postdoctoral Fellow, 2024 - Dunham Lab
Yiou Zhang Headshot
Yiou Zhang
Tarbutton Postdoctoral Fellow, 2023 - Urazhdin Lab