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 to explore current or future opportunities.

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).


Postdoctoral fellows in the lab have had a variety backgrounds ranging from engineering and neuroscience to math. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in neuroscience, engineering, or related discipline, a background in systems neuroscience.  Special considerations are given to applicants with training in imaging, in vivo physiology, computational approaches, and programming skills. However, we believe that the brain is plastic and that expertise in a variety of areas can make an impact. 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. We always welcome new rotation students. Potential students are encouraged to reach out to Dr. Kanold before applying.

Undergraduate students

Undergraduate students are welcome to participate in lab research. Given the type of research we do students typically commit for multiple semesters. Summer research is an option.


The Kanold Lab is housed in the Miller Research Building in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at JHU in Baltimore. 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 Neuroscience Discovery Insititute. The Kanold lab has numerous local, national, and international collaborations.