Nationality: International Students
Application deadlines: Fall 2022
This position is supported by grants from National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Defense (DoD), aiming to determine the pathogenesis of neurological diseases using patient-derived neurons and seek molecular targets for therapeutic interventions. The Fellow will have the unique training opportunity in performing the cutting-edge neuroscience research with the state-of-the-art techniques, including working on reprogramming human neurons, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), nucleocytoplasmic transport, high-resolution of cell biology, transcriptomic and proteomic studies.
LSU Health Shreveport is the premier center for biomedical education and research in northern Louisiana. The present campus, completed and occupied in 1975, contains the LSU School of Medicine, the Biomedical Research Institute (BRI), the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, University Hospital, and other medical education buildings. The Research Core Facility provides researchers access to sophisticated research technologies, including Next Generation DNA sequencing, laser capture microdissection, flow cytometry and fluorescence activated cell sorting, real time PCR, mass spectrometry, confocal and multi-photon microscopy, microPet, microCT, bioluminescence imaging of small animals, high-throughput drug screening and DNA microarray analysis. Our institution also enjoys interactions with two undergraduate campuses in Shreveport, LSU-Shreveport and Centenary College, with a combined enrollment of over 4000 students.
Shreveport is located on the Red River in the northwest corner of Louisiana. It is one of the most affordable cities in the U.S., with a cost of living that is approximately 20% below the U.S. average. It is the commercial and cultural focal point of the Ark-La-Tex, the geographic region formed by the conjunction of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Shreveport is served by several airlines with convenient connections to all parts of the country.
Neuroscience, and/or cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology.
Demonstrated expertise in the generation and manipulation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and/or rodent models of neurological diseases is preferred.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement describes your research achievements and plans, and contact information of three references to: Dr. Baojin Ding ([email protected]).