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A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated Ph.D., or M.D. Ph.D., who will dedicate his/her postdoctoral study in the field of “heart regeneration”, "fibrotic heart repair", “stem cell biology”, and “cardiac reprogramming”.


The projects involve in generating new heart muscle cells using reprogramming techniques as a new heart repair strategy and investigating mechanistic basis of cardiac cell fate specification in vitro and in vivo and fibrotic heart repair processes. The major goals of our lab are 1) to understand cardiac cell fate determination, 2) to understand default fibrotic heart repair processes, and 3) to develop new heart regeneration strategies. Our research is supported by NIH and AHA. 

Requirements: 1. PhD degree in molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, biochemistry or related fields. 2. Extensive experience in standard molecular biology techniques (i.e. molecular cloning, immunoblotting, qPCR, immunocytochemistry, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry analysis, and confocal microscope). 3. Prior experience in transgenic mice (i.e. mouse handling, cross breeding, genotyping, and organ extraction). 4. Prior experience in cell culture. 5. Good verbal and written communication skills in English.

The position will be within the Department of Medicine/Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, and Vanderbilt Center for Stem Cell Biology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. To be considered, please send CV and cover letter to Dr. Nam ( Cover letter may describe: 1) prior research experience (i.e. scientific achievements and expertise in detail), 2) research interests, 3) career goals, and 4) contact information of three references.

young-jae nam
: (972) 413-6600
2021-02-23 20:13:52

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