Scholarship: Fully funded
Nationality: International Students
Application deadlines: Open
The laboratory uses a combination of state-of-the-art approaches which are integrated with primary cardiovascular cell culture and transgenic techniques (including Adv, AAV and LV), as well as in vivo conditional inducible knock-out and knock-in animal models to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying diabetes-induced metabolic disorder and cardiovascular complications (Diabetes. 2011; 60:625-633; J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012; 59:1477-86; Diabetes. 2013; 62:2545-58; Diabetologia. 2015; 58:1937-48; Circulation Research. 2017; 120: e7-e23; Cell Reports. 2017, 20, 1717–1728; Diabetes. 2018; 67: 507-517; Diabetes. 2020; 69: 1779-1792; Nature Reviews Cardiology. 2020; 17:585-607; Hepatology. 2021; 73:2206-2222; Redox Biology. 2022; 56 (2022) 102449).
Self-motivated, productive PhD, MD or DVM with 0 to 5 years of related experience and a strong background in pathophysiology, pharmacology, molecular biology, and/or cell biology are strongly encouraged to apply. Previous experience in working with diabetes and diabetic complication animal models including cardiomyopathy, atherosclerosis, and/or nephropathy is preferred. Previous experience in small animal ultrasound imaging (echocardiography), flow cytometry, primary cell culture, lipid metabolism, radioactive isotope, transcriptome, single cell/nuclear sequencing, and virus handling would be an asset.
- Molecular mechanisms underlying diabetes-induced cardiovascular complications
- Conduct and organize all biochemical, physiological, morphological, and histochemical studies. Perform data collection and analysis and perform research and related tasks on specified projects. Write reports and manuscripts, as well as make presentations.
- Develop new techniques; organize and conduct statistical analysis of data generated from study results.
- Update research projections; and conduct research on past literature, monitor current research literature for relevant information. This includes peer-reviewed manuscripts of research abstracts at national and international meetings.
- Collect, edit, and present research outcomes. May recommend new ideas for ongoing lines of research and may interpret and advise faculty regarding extramural funding source guidelines and requirements.
If interested, please send a cover letter stating your qualifications, a curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to Dr. Yi Tan at E-mail: [email protected]