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Come lead a lab at Janelia!

Janelia is starting a new 15-year research area, called 4D Cellular Physiology.

Our goal will be to understand the function, structure, and modes of communication of cells in organs and tissues with an aim of expanding our understanding of cells and how they collectively give rise to the physiological functions of the body. 

We are recruiting for Group Leaders and Senior Group Leaders to lead 4D Physiology labs.
Submit your applications by November 22, 2022.

Learn more and apply

Meet the 4DCP Group Leaders

Two senior group leaders and six group leaders have already joined Janelia in the 4DCP program. They will play key roles in shaping the science and intellectual culture of the new research area. They will lead small research teams and collaborate with Janelia’s current research scientists, tool builders, and experts in microscopy, computation, and theory to bridge the fields of cell biology and physiology.

We also have many scientists in other areas of Janelia who are excited about contributing to the 4DCP effort.

4DCP Symposium | October 12 - 14, 2022

This exciting kick-off symposium will be held in a hybrid format, with onsite participation by our current and incoming 4DCP Lab Heads, our 4DCP Advisory Board, members of the wider Janelia community, and junior and senior researchers from around the world working in related areas.

We encourage applications from trainees, particularly graduate students, who are interested in 4DCP-related research areas and would like to join us in-person and present a poster. 

Learn more and apply for participation (required but free)

Past 4DCP Workshops

Janelia hosted a series of nine 4D Cellular Physiology workshops that were aimed at thinking about questions at this emerging interface between cell biology and physiology. In this series, rather than focusing on past results, the speakers addressed important questions for the future and ways to overcome barriers. The workshops introduced us to wonderful colleagues around the world. We encourage you to watch a few of our featured workshop talks (10 min each) to get a feel for the types of problems that could be addressed in a 4D Cellular Physiology research program. Visit the Janelia YouTube Channel for full recordings of all past workshops.

(Click on the dates for more information.)

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Hari Shroff

Senior Group Leader

The last few decades have seen remarkable progress in imaging technology. Modern fluorescence microscopy offers the ability to watch biological structure and function with molecular contrast and specificity over diverse spatiotemporal scales. The relatively recent field of super-resolution microscopy has improved spatial resolution to the point that nanoscale protein distributions can be visualized and tracked in living cells.

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