CIHR-funded postdoctoral fellowships in islet function/regeneration at the University of Toronto

University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
The salary includes benefits according to the guidelines of University of Toronto.
January 25 2017
Position Type
Full Time

CIHR-funded postdoctoral fellowships in pancreatic islet regeneration and function 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,

Toronto, ON,


M5S 1A8.

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