The Southard-Smith lab has a successful history of training students and post-doctoral fellows for careers in research, education and academic medicine.  Our mentees have the opportunity to affiliate and train with programs in either Human GeneticsNeuroscience, or Cell & Developmental Biology.

Our group holds weekly lab meetings where we rotate through research project progress, details of new methods, or monthly literature reviews.

Across campus our group members regularly interact via the Program in Developmental Biology and the Stem Cell Biology Center and the Ph.D. Program in Human Genetics with the other students, post-docs, and faculty who share interests in regenerative biology and genetics. 

We foster international collaborations by regularly attending annual conferences for the International Mammalian Genome Society, the Society for Neuroscience, and the Society for Developmental Biology Annual Meeting.