Join the Lab

We are always looking for curious, enthusiastic, and creative scientists!

Interested post-doctoral candidates should contact Elizabeth with a cover letter, CV and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent on your behalf.

Prospective graduate students should apply through the Biological Sciences,  Biomedical Sciences and/or Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate programs at UCSD. We also are part of the Molecular Biophysics and the Interfaces Training Grants and the qBio Ph.D. specialization.  As we are a highly interdisciplinary group, we encourage students from other departments to join the lab!

If you are not familiar with the American graduate school system or just need some tips, see this great Graduate School Application Guide; along with the International Student Guide put together by Cientifico Latino.

Current UCSD graduate students interested in rotating in the Villa lab, please email Elizabeth.


Our coordinates

The lab is located at:

Tata Hall 5104
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

Mailing Address:
Lab Member c/o Villa Lab
Tata Hall 5104
University of California San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive MC # 0335
La Jolla, CA 92093-0335, USA

Shipping to Address (Fedex/UPS/Overnight package):
Lab Member c/o Villa Lab
Tata Hall 5104, MC#0335
University of California San Diego
7835 Trade Street, #100
La Jolla, CA 92121, USA
Tel: 858-246-1843