NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship positions are available at the University of Michigan School of Medicine.

Scholarship:  Fully funded
Degree:  PhD
Nationality: International Students
Location: USA
Application deadlines: Open

Scholarship Description:

Rui lab investigates obesity, type 2 diabetes,and fatty liver disease. We have 3 subgroups focusing on white and brown fat, liver, and hypothalamic neural circuits, respectively. We explore novel inflammatory pathways in obesity and metabolic disease. At the molecular level, we investigate insulin resistance, leptin resistance, epigenetic reprogramming, and epitranscriptomicreprogramming (RNA modifications, RNA binding proteins, and RNA fate) in adipocytes, hepatocytes, and hypothalamic neurons in health, obesity, and metabolic disease. Conditional knockout miceand AAV-mediated gene transfer are routinely used to model human diseases and test hypotheses in vivo. Various state-of-the-art techniques and methods are used to interrogate underlyingmechanisms. 

Rui Lab Website:

 Available Subjects:

  • RNA modifications, RNA binding proteins, and RNA fate

Eligibility criteria:

  • Salary level will be aligned with NIH.

Application Procedure:

Please send your CV to Liangyou Rui, Louis G. D’Alecy Collegiate Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Professor of Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA. Email:[email protected].