Our research aims to restore sight to the blind using regenerative approaches. We seek a recent PhD that is highly motivated, bright and creative to join our group and to help further characterize mechanisms underlying retina regeneration in zebrafish and mice. We are using RNAseq, CRISPR/Cas9, transgenic and other molecular and cellular approaches to identify the mechanisms by which zebrafish regenerate a damaged retina. Signal transduction pathways and gene expression programs that drive retina regeneration in fish will be discovered and characterized. Factors stimulating retina regeneration in fish will be applied to mice to determine if retina regeneration can be stimulated in a mammalian model. Research Fellows are expected to work independently and in teams; design and implement new research strategies; collect and analyze data; write research manuscripts for publication; and apply for funding.
Recent Ph.D. in neuroscience or related biological discipline. Previous research experience using zebrafish and retina model systems. Multiple publications in high quality journals demonstrating research experience and productivity. Proficient in the techniques of molecular and cellular biology.
Strong communication and writing skills. Can-do attitude. Previous research studying retina regeneration and stem cells. Experience using advance microscopy techniques and high throughput approaches to studying gene expression like RNAseq and ATACseq.
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