Andrey Tsvetkov’s laboratory is located at the University of Texas (UT) Medical Center. The UT Medical Center is embedded within the broader Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world, which includes several biomedical research institutions, including the UT Health Science Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, and other biomedical institutions. The Texas Medical Center is recognized worldwide as a leading site for neuroscience research.
City of Houston. Houston is the largest city in Texas, the fourth largest in the US, and one of the largest cities, if not the largest, in the US in terms of area. Houston, the center of the US energy sector, NASA, and biomedical research, is one of the fastest growing cities in the US. Houston is very multicultural, home to some of the US’s largest Latino, African American, and Asian American populations. The climate ranges from very hot and humid summers to mild comfortable winters. The Houston Museum District includes The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Museum of Natural Science, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and many others. Houston has sports teams for every major professional league, except hockey. The predominant form of transportation is cars with 70% percent of Houstonians driving alone to get to work. However, there are public transportation systems (e.g., trains and busses). Among major US metropolitan areas, Houston has one of the lowest costs of living. Galveston, a city on Galveston Island, is off the Texas Gulf Coast, about 45 minutes southeast of Houston.
Prospective postdocs. Individuals interested in pursuing postdoctoral scholarship in the Tsvetkov lab should arrange a cover letter, a statement of research interests, their CV, and three letters of reference to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate students. Students interested in rotating in the Tsvetkov lab should contact Andrey Tsvetkov directly or Amanda Williamson, Neuroscience Graduate Program coordinator, Amanda.J.Williamson@uth.tmc.edu.
Undergraduate and summer students. Individuals interested in an intensive laboratory experience should send a cover letter and their statement of research interests to email@example.com.