University of Utah School of Medicine – Recruitment of Postdoctoral Fellows and Doctoral Candidates

Scholarship: Fully funded
Degree: Ph.D
Nationality: International Students
Location: USA
Application deadlines: Open

Scholarship Description:

Dr Hongchao Guo is an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah (USA) and a graduate of Nankai University. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr Joseph C. Wu at the Cardiovascular Research Institute of Stanford University, focusing on the pathogenesis of genes and environmental factors in cardiovascular disease. In 2021, he worked as a lecturer at Stanford University. In 2023, he joined the University of Utah School of Medicine, where he established an independent research group dedicated to elucidating the genetic mechanisms of cardiovascular disease. In 2023, he joined the University of Utah School of Medicine and established an independent research group dedicated to unravelling the genetic mechanisms of cardiovascular disease. He is currently the first or co-first author of publications in Cell, Science Translational Medicine, Developmental Cell and Stem Cell Reports, among others. His innovative research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health Career Development Fund (NIH K99). NIH Career Development Fund (NIH K99).

The University of Utah (UU) is a top public research university. Founded in 1850 and located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Salt Lake City, it is ranked 40th in the U.S. News Best Public Universities 2021 and 63rd in the WRWU World University Rankings 2022. With 5 Nobel Laureates, 8 MacArthur Fellows, 3 Turing Award winners, 17 members of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, 22 Rhodes Scholars and 2 astronauts. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, the campus offers breathtaking views of the nation’s top 50 researchers. With more than 35,000 students from 109 countries, the university offers 72 undergraduate majors and more than 90 research disciplines, and its schools of medicine, pharmacy and computer science are among the best in the nation. The University of Utah School of Medicine is the birthplace of the world’s first artificial heart. Meanwhile, Salt Lake City, home of the University of Utah, is one of the safest cities in the US and has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. Utah is a state of unique natural beauty and distinctive culture, with five national natural parks in the state and an abundance of outdoor activities such as hiking and biking.

 Available Subjects:

  • (1) To study the pathogenicity of variants of uncertain significance in monogenic inherited cardiovascular diseases (e.g. cardiac hypertrophy);
  • (2) To study the pathogenicity of variants in polygenic inherited cardiovascular diseases (e.g. coronary artery disease);
  • (3) To study genetic mechanisms in congenital heart disease;
  • (4) To explore the role of endogenous retroviral elements in heart development and disease.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Experienced in cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology experiments; conscientious and responsible, with the ability to innovate and complete the project independently; published papers in national and international high-level academic journals as lead author in the field.

Application Procedure:

The Group will provide a stable working environment and a first-class research platform to support individual career development according to individual interests and needs. Salary is generous and negotiable. Please send your CV and the contact details of three referees to [email protected].