Join Us

A good way to learn more about our research is to volunteer for one of our studies. For more information, please see our Volunteer page or email our lab manager, Zoe Perkins.

Below are some of the ways students and scientists at different stages of their careers can join our lab.

Current Students


The Human Adaptation Lab often has positions for outstanding Boston University undergraduate students during the academic year and summer. These include volunteering or working for academic credit. Additionally, some students may apply for an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) stipend or a paid research assistantship, either during the academic year or summer. During the academic year, the typical minimum time commitment is 10 hours per week. Please contact Zoe Perkins for more information.

Graduate Students

Students currently enrolled in Boston University’s graduate programs are welcome to consider a research rotation in the Human Adaptation Lab. If you are a current student whose research interests coincide with our projects, please contact Dr. Cara Lewis to discuss availability.

Prospective Students

Dr. Lewis currently mentors graduate students from the Boston University PhD program in Rehabilitation Sciences and the Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy. Interested students should visit BU Sargent College for more information or to apply.