CIHR-funded postdoctoral fellowships in islet function/regeneration at the University of Toronto
The University of Toronto and particularly the Department of Physiology, where insulin was discovered, has a strong research training program in Diabetes research.Two post-doctoral fellowship positions are now available to study islet function and regeneration. Topics of research focus on the discovery of novel targets for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. Specifically, new beta cell modifiers to enhance glucose-stimulated insulin secretion and beta cell production. High-throughput transcriptomic, proteomic and metabolomic strategies are routinely used to identify new molecules and pathways in beta cells and islets. The laboratory uses a wide range of technologies including regenerative medicine, electrophysiology, imaging, molecular and cellular biology and in-vivo studies, employing several innovative genetic animal models.
The successful candidates will have a PhD and or MD degree and proven research track record including publications in peer-reviewed journals and excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience and practical knowledge of cell and molecular biology is essential.
Interested individuals should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to:
Dr. Michael B. Wheeler
Department of Physiology,
University of Toronto,
1 Kings College Circle,