Jackson, Mississippi
May 02 2018
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University of Mississippi Medical Center

Postdoctoral Training in Genetics of Renal and Cerebrovascular Injury in Diabetes and Hypertension

Postdoctoral positions are available in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson MS.  Dr. Roman’s lab is studying the role of mutations in CYP4A that produces 20-HETE and Add3, in altering autoregulation of renal and cerebral blood flow to promote hypertension and diabetic nephropathy and vascular dementia.  They are also studying the role of MMP2 and MMP9 in renal and cerebral vascular injury.  Dr. Fan’s laboratory is studying the role of the effects of hyperglycemia and oxidative stress in altering the actin cytoskeleton and blood flow autoregulation in promoting renal and cerebral injury in diabetes. Dr. Zhuo’s lab is studying how intracellular angiotensin II alters mitochondrial function in the kidney to promote hypertension. We are looking for candidates interested in studying renal and cerebral vascular function and a background in cardiovascular, metabolic, or renal physiology. Our labs are well equipped and the department has in-house histology, mass spectroscopy, genomics, advanced imaging core facilities and unique transgenic and KO mouse and rat colonies available for study. The University of Mississippi has outstanding research programs in cardiovascular, renal, metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases and provides outstanding training in these areas. Jackson offers a moderate climate and a low cost of living.  Salary will be determined by NIH postdoctoral fellowship stipend levels.

          Please send curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Richard J. Roman, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Pharmacology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS 39216 at  EOE, M/F/D/V.