Postdoctoral Scientist: Genetics & Development/Vascular Biology The Shawber laboratory at Columbia University Medical Center is recruiting a post-doctoral fellow for a currently open position. Among the top tier of the nation’s medical schools in NIH funding, Columbia University Medical Center offers a highly interactive and stimulating academic environment for scientists in training. We are seeking outstanding, self-motivated scientist who will join an energetic, collaborative and goal-oriented team that studies lymphatic development and the genetic causes of congenital vascular disorders. We use a combination conditional genetic models, in vitro cell culture systems and xenograft models with both engineered and patient-derived endothelial cells to understand the genes that regulate lymphatic development and the genetic causes of congenital vascular anomalies. The Shawber lab is currently supported by the NIH, DOD, and Foundations. Open research projects include 1) characterization and development of novel mouse models of putative pathogenic variants identified in mosaic tissues from congenital vascular anomalies patients, and 2) a project on understanding the mechanisms that regulate lymphatic regeneration and homeostasis in the gut. These projects involve recombinant DNA, CRISPR, protein evaluation, use of viral vectors, tissue culture, and mouse models. The postdoctoral scientist will work independently under the mentorship of Dr. Shawber, and will lead in the experimentation, analysis, presentation and publication of research. They will be encouraged to apply for independent funding and present their research at national and international meetings.
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