Principal Investigator: Ichiro Nakano, M.D., Ph.D.
Phone: 205-996-0071

Lab Location: Wallace Tumor Institute/Comprehensive Cancer Center
Campus Address: WTI 401
Physical Address: 1824 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35233

University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Neurosurgery
Campus Address: FOT 1060
Physical Address: 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294
Office Phone: 205.996-6536
Cell Phone: 205.601-6234

Join Our Team

Rotation slots are currently available for graduate trainees. Those who hold M.D.'s and/or Ph.D.'s and who share our research interests with enthusiasm are welcome to apply for post-doctoral positions by contacting Dr. Ichiro Nakano via email at We have multiple NIH-funded positions open.

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All Visiting Scientist Expectations:

Appointment: Visiting Scientist (including IGMs) The expectation is that you will work Monday-Friday from [8am-5pm] and later, including weekends, as needed to fulfill your responsibilities in the lab. Sick leave and vacation time must be approved by and coordinated with your PI. This position is not eligible for compensation or benefits and you will be responsible for all expenses including the mandatory health insurance requirement.

Research: you will be engaged in research activities in the PI’s research lab. Those responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following: [TBD if accepted]. You will be expected to meet with your PI weekly in individual and group meetings to present data and findings. This position is a research only position and you will not have any clinical responsibilities or patient contact.

International Medical Graduates Expectations:

For International Medical Graduates (IMGs), who are interested in my research programs.
Requirement includes:

1. self-funded
2. commitment for one year or longer
3. interest in learning basic science (not clinical research)
4. completion of USMLE Step 1 and 2 prior to the time to join the lab
5. interest in broader matching specialties beyond neurosurgery
6. reference letters from 2 or more professors
7. matured personality, motivation, collaborative personality