Join our team

We seek to build a multidisciplinary and diverse team of scientists and engineers. Ming-fai has a long history of mentoring and is committed to training individuals at all career stages.

Staff Positions

We are not actively recruiting for staff positions. If you are interested in learning about future opportunities, please send an inquiry to

Training Opportunities

The Fong lab welcomes applications for graduate or postdoctoral training. Ming-fai is committed to providing hands-on training and gradually fostering intellectual independence, while tailoring mentorship to individual needs.

Graduate students

We accept graduate students from the Georgia Tech and Emory Biomedical Engineering Program, the Emory Neuroscience Program, and the Georgia Tech Bioengineering Program. If you are a student in one of these programs and interested in joining the lab for your PhD studies or a research rotation, please contact If you are interested in applying to one of these programs, please follow the links below.

Georgia Tech and Emory Joint Biomedical Engineering Program
Emory Neuroscience Program
Georgia Tech Bioengineering Program

Postdoctoral scholars

Funding for various postdoctoral opportunities is available on a rolling basis. Current funding is available for projects related to visual plasticity and optogenetic feedback control. If you are interested our research, you are encouraged to send an inquiry and CV to

Informal Mentorship

Mentorship can come in many forms, and you do not need to be a member of the Fong lab or interested in our research to seek support. Ming-fai is open to chatting with students and postdocs on a range of topics (e.g. choosing a lab, career advice, imposter’s syndrome, sexual harassment, responsible conduct of research, forming a thesis committee, etc). Feel free to get in touch with Ming-fai if you would like to talk.