Columbia University's Department of Genetics & Development at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons invites applicants for Postdoctoral Research Scientist position.
The goal of the laboratory is to demonstrate through state-of-the-art genetic, molecular and physiological approaches that many pathways regulating the most classical physiological functions in mammals remain to be discovered. A further goal of the laboratory is to show that harnessing these novel regulatory pathways may help treating degenerative diseases caused by the disruption of a given physiological process. Our studies use bone as a model organ and focus largely on osteocalcin, a hormone regulating an unusually large number of physiological processes.
Current projects in the laboratory include but are not limited to:
The description of novel functions of osteocalcin.
The elucidation of it signaling pathway in various organs.
The general evaluation of the maternal influence on physiology in the offspring.
The extension of this work to the treatment of degenerative diseases.
The exploration of novel pathways underlying metastases to bone of various cancers.
Internal Number: 6020
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