We are a diverse and multidisciplinary group of scientists. If you are interested in joining our group please contact us at pkanold at jhu.edu.

Current projects explore cortical development and effects of sensory manipulations and are funded by NIH R01s. Other projects investigate cortical encoding and decision making with in vivo 2-photon Ca2+- imaging combined with in vivo 2-photon holographic optogenetic stimulation in behaving mice. This project is part of a large NIH BRAIN initiative project  and involves a tight collaboration between experimentalists, physicists, and theorists (holobrain.org).

Current opportunities are:


The ideal candidate will have a PhD in neuroscience, engineering, or related discipline, a background in systems neuroscience, and an ability to work in a multidisciplinary team. Special considerations are given to applicants with training in imaging, in vivo physiology, computational approaches, and programming skills. Please send a copy of curriculum vitae and  names of three references.

Graduate students

Students in the lab come from diverse backgrounds and training programs. Look at the Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D. and MSE) and Neuroscience program.


The Kanold Lab is housed in the Miller Research Building in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at JHU. We are located just down the hall from the Daily Grind Coffee shop and are part of the large multidisciplinary neuroscience and otolaryngology community and the Kavli NDI. The Kanold lab has numerous local, national, and international collaborations.