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Tulane University
: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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Jean-Pyo Lee
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A postdoctoral fellow position is available to work on a project for stem cell therapies that target the central nervous system. We use a multidisciplinary approach that involves molecular biology, biochemical techniques, and stem cell transplantation into mice that are genetically predisposed to develop neurodegenerative diseases including stroke and Parkinson’s disease.

The applicant should have experience in performing procedures on mice and animal tissue dissection/collection. Also, the applicant should have expertise with immunohistochemical staining, tissue sectioning, and confocal microscopy in rodent brain samples. Preference will be given to the applicant with experience in immunoblotting, RT- PCR , and cell culture.

The types of human neural stem cells we are evaluating include cells isolated directly from the central nervous system and indirectly derived from nonneural stem cells such as embryonic stem cells or induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). We seek to identify the best sources of stem cells for various therapies, combinatory therapies strategies that will synergize with stem cell modalities, determine the mechanisms involved in stem cell migration, and describe the inflammatory components that contribute to the symptoms of these diseases.

Preferred Candidates will be a Ph.D. with a relevant background either in Stem Cell Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, or Neuroscience (Nat Med 2007 13(4): 439-447).

Please send your CV including publication record and a list of three references to:

Jean-Pyo Lee, Ph.D. (E-mail: ).
Assistant Professor of Center for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine/Department of Pharmacology
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112.