A postdoctoral position is available to study the biology and genetics of brain cancer. Research will involve experiments with animal models and cultured cells, focusing on a novel Drosophila model system for human brain cancer. Using Drosophila, we have performed large-scale RNAi screens for regulators of brain cancer cell proliferation, survival, and invasion. We have identified several novel genes and pathways involved in these processes, several of which are subject to alterations in human brain cancer cells and tumors. The successful candidate will conduct detailed mechanistic studies on these novel factors in vivo in Drosophila and complement these studies using cultured human brain cancer stem cells and mouse xenograft models. Work with mouse models and patient specimens will be performed in collaboration with physician-scientists in Neurosurgery and Neuropathology. Candidates with expertise in Drosophila genetics and neurodevelopment are highly desirable. Novel training opportunities are provided in functional genomics, brain cancer pathogenesis, and glial and cancer stem cell biology in a highly collaborative and dynamic environment.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in genetics, pharmacology, cancer biology, developmental biology, or related field and a solid publication record in peer-reviewed journals. Candidates with training in Drosophila genetics or cell signaling who are eligible for NIH training grant positions are preferred.
To apply, please submit CV, statement of research interests and experience, and contact information for three references (including Ph.D. advisor and/or current supervisor) to: Dr. Renee Read (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information, see our lab website and our most recent publication:
http://www.plosgenetics.org/article/inf ... en.1003253
Renee Read, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Emory University School of Medicine
1510 Clifton Road, Suite 5017 / Lab 5068
Rollins Research Center
Atlanta, GA 30322