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Postdoctoral opportunity to study novel mechanisms contributing to diet-induce obesity and type 2 diabetes-related phenotypes in mice.

Biological Sciences

A postdoctoral opportunity is available to study novel mechanisms contributing to diet-induce obesity, dyslipidemia and insulin resistance in a mouse model system. 

The research entails metabolic studies with mice deficient for lipid transporters as part of an interdisciplinary team. The goal is to understand the basis of increased adiposity and insulin resistance in these mice by probing various signaling and immune regulatory pathways with potential implications for type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease.

Required qualifications:
Candidates with PhD training in mouse physiology, metabolism, signal transduction and mammalian cell culture models are encouraged to apply.
Required qualifications include:
- mouse husbandry and genotyping experience
- the ability to carry out transcriptomic analyses
- immunoblotting approaches to probe signaling pathways
- immunohistochemistry for tissue-specific protein expression profiling
- sample preparation for lipidomic analyses
- familiarity with metabolic studies such as glucose tolerance tests.
- mammalian cell culture methods.

Please send a single pdf document to Todd Graham ( containing:
- a cover letter
- your CV
- contact information for three references

Applications submitted before January 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. Applications received after January 15 will be considered until the position is filled.

Todd Graham
: (615) 343-1835
2020-11-30 22:06:18

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