Post-doctoral Fellows

  • We are looking for postdocs to staff new metabolic engineering projects in the lab.
  • Interested candidates are encouraged to pursue fellowship opportunities
  • Please send a full CV and your reasons for wanting to join the Pfleger Lab to Professor Pfleger

Graduate Students

The lab recruits graduate students from the following programs:

The Pfleger group will be taking on students in Fall 2024. Details on the application process for the PhD program in Chemical and Biological Engineering are available here. The application deadline for fall 2024 admission is December 1, 2023, and the application will first be available on September 6, 2023. Note that individual professors do not admit students into the department. Admission is recommended by a faculty committee. If you have questions, please contact the department at

Undergraduate Students

The Pfleger lab recruits undergraduate students through several mechanisms, but does not offer independent summer internships.

Freshman Research Courses

Campus REU programs

Independent Study

  • CBE599
  • CBE489 – Honors in Research

Students interested in any of the above programs should contact the corresponding program coordinator about application procedures. Undergraduates interested in independent study in the Pfleger lab are encouraged to contact Prof Pfleger during the bi-annual advising period (i.e. 2-weeks prior to the start of course enrollment) with their resume and a statement of why they would like to conduct research in the lab. In your email, please include “Undergraduate Research in Pfleger Lab” in the email subject heading. Students who inquire about lab openings at other times will be referred to this policy. New members will be selected in time to enroll in research credit (i.e. CBE599) at the start of the next semester. Students will also be expected to enroll in CBE562 – Research Mentor Training.