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PhDIRECT Lab Group

Welcome to the PhD Integrated Research on Education and Career Training Lab!

We study PhD-level biomedical research training, education, and career outcomes.

  • Learn more about our current projects
  • Meet our research team
  • Meet our current and past collaborators
  • Where do PhDIRECT Lab alumni end up? Check out the careers of our recent graduates!

Want to join our team?

  • Are you a UNC biomedical graduate student or postdoc?
  • Interested training to be an education researcher?
  • Want the opportunity to gain higher education administration experience?
  • Please check out our ImPACT Internship Education Research Scholar posting to see if you may be eligible to participate!

Contact Principal Investigator, Dr. Rebekah Layton (, with questions or for more information!