Individuals who work in the DANE laboratory should share an interest in the integration of cognitive science, neurobiology, education research, and practice. We are always looking for exceptional individuals to conduct research in the DANE laboratory. We value diverse backgrounds and perspectives, strong quantitative skills, and a passion for problem-solving. Each individual plays a unique role in our laboratory.

Summer Research Assistants
Summer research assistants are typically “borrowed” from their home institutions for summer research at the University of Delaware in the DANE laboratory. If you are interested in joining the DANE laboratory’s summer program as a research assistant please apply to the UD SOURCE program.

Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate students are expected to have a personal scientific interest, as well as curiosity and enthusiasm for understanding how neuroscience plays a role in education. Please contact Dr. Del Tufo ( if you are interested in becoming a part of the DANE laboratory. The email should include information about your specific research interest.

Graduate Students
Dr. Del Tufo accepts Ph.D. and Ed.D. students in Education through the College of Education and Ph.D. students in Neuroscience through the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Graduate (ING) Program. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Del Tufo directly via email:

Postdoctoral Fellows
The DANE laboratory at the University of Delaware is offering a postdoctoral position focused on the neurobiological basis of reading development. A Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, or another relevant field is required, as is the demonstrable ability to work independently and as a part of a team. Skills in neuroimaging methods, programming, experimental design, and advanced statistics are particularly welcome. Interested applicant should contact Dr. Del Tufo directly via email: