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Postdoctoral Fellow

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available at the BRAINS (Brain, Rejuvenation, Aging, Inflammation, Neurodegeneration, and Stroke) Research Laboratory, the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC) at Houston. The BRAINS Research Laboratory is one of the biggest Neuroscience research groups worldwide that consists of total 13 well-established PIs, and we study molecular/genetic mechanisms underlying various CNS disorders, including Cerebrovascular diseases, BBB disruption, Alzheimer’s Disease, TBI, etc. This multidisciplinary research group provides tremendous training resources to postdoctoral fellows that aim at independent faculty level career development.   This position will mainly focus on immune responses and sex differences in stroke.  Multiple animal models will be employed in the study including middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO), bone marrow chimera, and Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) model. Cutting-edge technologies such as RNAsep, CUT&RUN Chip-Seq, gene conditional knockout, lentivirus transfection, flow cytometry, etc., will be utilized.


The ideal candidate will be a recent PhD with a strong background of molecules/genetics, and/or immunology. To apply for this position, send your CV with names/contact info of 3 references to Dr. Fudong Liu (;


Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and based on the prevailing wage of postdoctoral research trainees set by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Full-scale state employee benefits will be provided in general. Houston is a dynamic world-class city that is alive with energy and rich in culture, history, diversity, sports, music and cuisine. Located in Texas Medical Center, UTHSC Houston is an excellent academic environment and provides plentiful opportunities for career development.


UTHealth is an EEO/AA employer. UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law.


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