Scholarship: Fully funded
Nationality: International Students
Application deadlines: Open
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Hongchao Guo, an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah, is now accepting applications for positions in his laboratory.
Dr. Guo is a graduate of Nankai University, and was a joint doctoral student at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, A*STAR Singapore in the laboratory of Dr. Yuin-Han Loh from July 2013 to March 2017. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Joseph C. Wu at the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute from May 2017 to June 2021. In July 2021, he joined the faculty of Stanford University as a lecturer and in 2023, he joined the University of Utah School of Medicine, where he has established an independent research program focused on unlocking the genetic mechanisms of cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Guo has published first-author and co-first-author articles in prestigious journals such as Cell, Science Translational Medicine, Developmental Cell and Stem Cell Reports and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health Career Development Award (NIH K99).
- (1) To study the pathogenicity of variants of uncertain significance in monogenic inherited cardiovascular diseases (e.g. myocardial hypertrophy).
- (2) To study the pathogenicity of variants in polygenic inherited cardiovascular diseases (e.g. coronary artery disease).
- (3) To study the genetic mechanisms in congenital heart disease.
- (4) To explore the role of endogenous retroviral elements in cardiac development and disease.
Requirements: PhD in biology or medicine related, mastery of basic biological manipulation techniques, experience in experiments related to animal cell and molecular biology, experience in animal cardiac surgery or cardiac electrophysiology is preferred.
Job Description: Combine bioinformatics and molecular cellular tools to systematically study the pathogenicity of variants in monogenic or polygenic inherited cardiovascular diseases.
Visiting Scholar (1-2).
Requirements: PhD in biology or medicine, mastery of basic biological techniques, experience in experiments related to animal cell and molecular biology, experience in stem cell culture or gene editing is preferred.
Job Description: Combine molecular cellular and second generation DNA/RNA sequencing tools to study genetic mechanisms in congenital heart disease.
Postgraduate students (1-2).
Refer to the University of Utah School of Medicine Graduate Admissions Platform (https://medicine.utah.edu/programs/combined/md-phd/graduate) for application requirements. Undergraduate and master’s students in biology, medicine and other related fields are welcome to apply for this group.
Research Assistant (1).
Requirements: Master’s degree related to molecular and cell biology obtained or to be obtained, and PhD students enrolled in the University of Utah School of Medicine are preferred.
- The group will provide a stable working environment and a first-class research platform to support personal career development according to individual interests and needs. Remuneration is generous and negotiable. Interested parties please send your CV to [email protected]