Join the Lab

The Conzen Lab regularly participates in programs for high school and college students, along with research and career opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.  Contact Dr. Conzen if you're interested in any of these programs.

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High School Programs

Science Teacher Access to Resources at Southwestern (STARS)

We regularly participate in STARS by conducting lab tours and introducing our research to high school classes.

Summer Research Program

Through STARS' Summer Research Program, a high school junior gets a taste of life as a scientist by working on an 8-week research project with us during the summer.

Undergraduate Programs

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

SURF allows undergraduate students to get hands-on experience in the lab by working on a 10-week research project.

Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Researchers, and Staff

Members of the Conzen Lab are exposed to high-impact research questions and cutting-edge techniques in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, and educative environment. This type of training environment is highly valuable for individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in academia or scientific leadership positions in the pharmaceutical industry.

The laboratory environment is highly collegial and interactive, so excellent written and oral communication skills are a must.

Questions and/or applications should be emailed to Dr. Suzanne Conzen and her administrative associate Misty Watson, and should comprise:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests
  • Contact information for three references.

Graduate Students

If you would like to work in the lab as a graduate student, you must apply through UTSW's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Most graduate students working in the lab are a part of the Biological Chemistry or Molecular Microbiology programs.

Postdocs and Staff

Positions are available for these projects:

Project 1

Identification of GR-mediated anti-proliferative mechanisms in constitutively active ER+ breast cancer (BC).

Project 2

Determining how GR transcriptional activity evolves before and following castration resistance in advanced human prostate cancer.

Project 3

Determining common GR-mediated transcriptional pathways expressed in high-grade ovarian cancer (OvCa) and associated with chemotherapy resistance.

Project 4

Investigating epigenetic mechanisms of GR-mediated physiological stress signaling that contribute to the etiology and biology of breast, prostate, and ovarian cancer.

Project 5

Investigating mechanisms by which tumor cell-intrinsic GR activity modulates the immune microenvironment of breast, prostate, and ovarian cancer.