Candidates should hold a PhD and/or MD with experience in neuroscience/neurodegenerative disease research, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, cell signaling techniques and animal studies.
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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Neurosurgery.� The position is located at the Medical School Campus.
The laboratory of Hiroko Yano, PhD, in Neurological Surgery, Neurology, and Genetics has an immediate opening (beginning Spring/Summer 2019) for a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate to investigate the molecular mechanisms that drive neuronal dysfunction and death in Huntington’s disease, a fatal neurodegenerative disease. Our ultimate research goal is to identify the key disease mediator(s), which can be therapeutically targeted. We utilize in vitro primary neuron and in vivo mouse models of the disease and an array of molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology approaches. Candidates with significant experience in signal transduction, epigenetic gene regulation, and mouse handling/preclinical animal experiments are strongly preferred.
Pan Y, Zhu Y, Yang W, Tycksen E, Liu S, Palucki J, Zhu L, Sasaki Yo, Sharma MK, Kim AH, Zhang B, and Yano H. The role of Twist1 in mutant huntingtin-induced transcriptional alterations and neurotoxicity. J Biol Chem 2018, 293(30):11850-11866. PubMed PMID: 29891550. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6066321.
Pan Y, Daito T, Sasaki Y, Chung YH, Xing X, Pondugula S, Swamidass, SJ, Wang T, Kim AH, Yano H. Inhibition of DNA methyltransferases blocks mutant huntingtin-induced neurotoxicity. Sci Rep 2016, 6:31022. PubMed PMID: 27516062; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4981892.
Yano H, Baranov SV, Baranova OV, Kim J, Pan Y, Yablonska S, Carlisle DL, Ferrante RJ, Kim AH, and Friedlander RM. Inhibition of mitochondrial protein import by mutant huntingtin. Nat Neurosci 2014, 17:822-831.
Washington University School of Medicine consistently ranks in the top 10 medical schools in the United States and is home to many of the United States' top scientists and physicians. Washington University School of Medicine provides a highly collaborative environment among different departments.
Interested candidates with relevant qualifications should email curriculum vitae, including a summary of their research, list of publications, and contact information for three recent references to Hiroko Yano, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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