Essential Functions: Abdulghani Sankari, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University and a VA Physician Scientist. Dr. Sankari recently has a new research funding from NIH. The proposed is designed to explore if a single injection of novel drug-nanoconjugate can induce recovery of the diaphragm in rats with injured spinal cords. He is seeking post-doctoral fellows interested in this research area. Essential Functions: Perform survival surgery on animal model for SCI and conduct diaphragm EMG and phrenic nerve recordings.Take adequate care of animals enrolled in the PI study, preoperatively and throughout the recovery period. Perform data summary and statistical tests.Participate in drafting and editing scientific manuscripts of research studies as requested by The PI.Present research progress regularly to the PI and his research team.Participate in presenting data in scientific meetings as requested by the PI.Take responsibility in protecting the scientific data, managing the set up and record of studies
Qualifications: PhD with experience in animal and respiratory physiology. Candidates with expertise in animal surgery and non-invasive measures of respiratory function are required. Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. Adequate prior training by DLAR on survival surgery is required.
Internal Number: 76_207532
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.