A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Nick Dyson at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center / Harvard Medical School. Our research is focused on the control of cell proliferation, specifically on the roles of the E2F transcription factor and its regulation by Rb family of proteins. Ongoing projects include genetic screens for modifiers of E2F-dependent apoptosis, E2F-induced apoptosis and studies of chromatin regulation. Deregulated E2F activity drives cell proliferation in a large proportion of Cancers and a major goal of the laboratory is to use Drosophila as a model system to understand the roles of E2F/RB proteins, and then to apply this information to studies of mammalian cells, particularly human cancer cells.
Candidates should be highly motivated and have a strong background in Drosophila genetics and/or developmental biology. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D. or equivalent, and less than four years of post-doctoral experience.
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