For inquiries regarding our science or positions in the lab, please contact Dr. Ferrell via email at

Research Staff

Interested applicants should contact the PI at:

We are also accepting MSTP and IGP students for rotations. See us on the open lab list. 

Undergraduate students please see email above if you are interested in a long term laboratory experience. 

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral opportunities in myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia:

Position: The Ferrell Lab is seeking a highly skilled, motivated and energetic post-doctoral fellow to conduct disease-focused research in the pathogenesis of myelodysplatic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia. The position comes with competitive salary and excellent potential for career development. 

Requirements: Qualified candidates should have strong fund of knowledge in hematopoiesis or leukemia biology. The ideal candidate would be proficient in many of the following techniques: flow and mass cytometry, analytical and computational biology skills (including experience with R and/or Python programming language), in vitro immunology assays, murine models of leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome, and xenograft models of acute leukemia. The qualified applicant should have a doctoral degree in biomedical science (PhD or MD/PhD), a strong publication record (primary peer-reviewed publications) and excellent writing/communication skills. Successful applicants will have opportunity to tailor project related to above to individual interests and skills with the PI. 

Environment: Candidates will receive focused and personalized mentoring from the PI, the Division of Hematology/Oncology, and the School of Medicine. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a large, collaborative environment for biomedical research with many opportunities for career development, funding, and education for postdoctoral researchers. Our lab is a member of the renowned Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which brings together clinicians, basic scientists, engineers and statisticians in close collaboration due to its interdisciplinary research and close physical proximity. The PI also conducts early phase clinical trials for AML and MDS which serve as a source of patient samples and collaborative studies. Please contact Dr. Ferrell if you are interested in applying.