The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, Texas.
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Two full-time postdoc positions are available starting on April 2016 at Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute (HMRI), Texas.
The positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Longhou Fang. Dr. Fang has documented the role of ApoA-I binding protein (AIBP) limits angiogenesis (Nature 2013). Interestingly, our recent study indicates that AIBP also regulates lymphangiogenesis. In addition, we also plan to explore the role of AIBP in zebrafish heart regeneration. Ph.D scientists who have extensive experience in zebrafish research and confocal imaging are encouraged to apply.
We found that AIBP binds endothelial cells, suggesting a potential receptor for AIBP. Our goal is to identify the receptor and explore the functional role(s) of the AIBP-receptor(s). Ph.D scientists who have extensive experience in CRISPR/Cas9 or RNAi screen and/or other methods for screening of protein binding partners, ChiP assay as well as cell biology are encouraged to apply. The successful candidates will be highly self-motivated, capable of working independently and able to communicate efficiently with the lab and other members in HMRI. Candidates who demonstrate good oral and written communication skills are preferred. The expectation is that you will be able to pursue independent scientific careers after the postdoc training. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with your experience and follow NIH guidelines.