Two fully funded postdoctoral positions are immediately available, in the laboratory of Chun-Li Zhang, Ph.D., Department of Molecular Biology. One is to examine human neurodegenerative disease by using human embryonic stem cells (ESCs), induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), and age-matched directly reprogrammed neurons. The focus is on molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying degeneration and the identification of chemical compounds promoting neuronal survival and function.
The second position is to examine neural reprogramming and regeneration after brain and spinal cord injury and degeneration. The focus is on reprogramming endogenous glial cells to functional neurons in the adult brain and spinal cord. Molecular mechanisms, neural circuitry, and behaviors will be examined.
The Zhang laboratory is well equipped for both in vitro and in vivo studies in modern neuroscience. The successful candidate will also benefit from exceptional core facilities and a very collaborative environment. UT Southwestern is the home of 6 Nobel Laureates, 22 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 18 members of the National Academy of Medicine.
Self-motivated individuals with a Ph.D. degree and solid publication records are encouraged to apply. Candidates with experience in molecular and cellular neuroscience and electrophysiology are preferred.
Interested individuals should send a CV, statement of interests, and a list of three references to:
Chun-Li Zhang, Ph.D.W. Caruth, Jr. Scholar in Biomedical Research
Department of Molecular Biology, Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center, 6000 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390-9148