Postdoctoral Fellow

UTMD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Genetics at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Salaries of postdoctoral fellows will follow NIH and university guidelines.
June 07 2018
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Development and Cell Biology of Neurons (delta-Catenin) Postdoctoral Fellow

We seek a creative and productive individual wishing to pursue cell/ development/ neuron biology who just completed (or will soon complete) PhD studies, and who has strong writing/ communication skills. In conjunction with a number of novel protein partners, we have revealed that delta-catenin regulates the branching and length of dendrites. To enhance the field’s understanding of how normal dendrite morphologies arise, (since undesired alterations promote central nervous system pathologies), we seek to identify the upstream and downstream pathways that are relevant to the functions of delta-catenin together with its novel protein partners. We will additionally examine the contributions of related catenin proteins and their complexes. Our laboratory (WWW link) uses a number of experimental systems, including primary hippocampal neurons, Xenopus embryos, and mammalian cell lines. As one PDF, please send: 1) Cover letter including your research interests plus career objectives; 2) NIH-Biosketch or CV; and 3) Names of three references. To: Pierre McCrea PhD, Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston TX 77030, E:


The Texas Medical Center in Houston houses UT MDACC plus multiple other scientific institutions. The PI is a dedicated and experienced mentor, and together with collaborating labs/ departments/ programs/ centers/ cores, we provide a cutting-edge research environment. Houston boasts a diverse culture near to the Gulf Coast, and affordable living in the nation’s fourth largest city. UT MDACC offers well-regarded professional development opportunities and benefits. This is an NIH pay-scale position.

Contact  Pierre McCrea PhD, Professor, Department of Genetics, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston TX 77030 E:

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