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Opportunities in the Sakaguchi Lab

Undergraduate StudentsBSL2

Undergraduate students seriously interested in gaining research experience are welcome to contact Dr. Sakaguchi about working in his lab. Candidates must be responsible, reliable, honest and highly motivated. Students may gain research experience through volunteering, work-study, independent study opportunities (BIOL/GEN 299, BIOL/GEN 499, VIP, etc.) or paid positions may also be available. For consideration submit your application and associated materials to D. Sakaguchi (

Graduate StudentsMicrophot

Students interested in graduate studies in Professor Sakaguchi's lab should apply to the Neuroscience Program (NEURO), the Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB), or Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) graduate program's. Interested students should contact Dr. Sakaguchi at about availability of positions. 

Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral positions may be available, contact Dr. Sakaguchi.


ISU Principles of Community: 

Embracing Diversity, Inclusion and Principles of Community: 

In the Sakaguchi Lab, we practice the ISU Principles of Community.  Our goals are to create a laboratory and classroom environment that fosters learning, embraces diversity, demonstrates respect for others, and is free of discrimination.

To become a member of the Sakaguchi Lab you must follow and live by the ISU Principles of Community  (

Respect: We seek to foster an open-minded understanding among individuals, organizations and groups. We support this understanding through outreach, increasing opportunities for collaboration, formal education programs and strategies for resolving disagreement.

Purpose: We are encouraged to be engaged in the university community. Thus, we strive to build a genuine community that promotes the advancement of knowledge, cooperation and leadership.

Cooperation: We recognize that the mission of the university is enhanced when we work together to achieve the goals of the university. Therefore, we value each member of the Iowa State University community for his or her insights and efforts, collective and individual, to enhance the quality of campus life.

Richness of Diversity: We recognize and cherish the richness of diversity in our university experience. Furthermore, we strive to increase the diversity of ideas, cultures and experiences throughout the university community.

Freedom from discrimination: We recognize that we must strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. Therefore, we commit ourselves to create and maintain a community in which all students, staff, faculty and administrators can work together in an atmosphere free from discrimination, and to respond appropriately to all acts of discrimination.

Honest and respectful expression of ideas: We affirm the right to and the importance of a free exchange of ideas at Iowa State University within the bounds of courtesy, sensitivity and respect. We work together to promote awareness of various ideas through education and constructive strategies to consider and engage in honest disagreements.

Non-discrimination Statement

Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran. Inquiries can be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 3680 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612.Lab Rainbow