Postdoctoral positions or Research Scientist

Employer
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch
Location
Galveston, Texas
Salary
$50,000-$55,000
Closing date
Aug 27, 2022

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Postdoc Fellowship, Other
Organization Type
Academia
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The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, Texas, seeks Postdoctoral fellows or research scientists to conduct research in the laboratory of Dr. Wenbo Zhang. The lab focuses on the following research directions:

 

  1. Mechanisms of retinal neuronal and vascular injury, and pathological angiogenesis as seen in retinal diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and retinopathy of prematurity.

Investigation of mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and development of novel biomarkers using the retina-brain axis as a platform. Understanding the role of epigenetics in corneal inflammation, neovascularization, and wound healing after chemical injury.  

 

We use cutting-edge technologies, such as 10x Genomics single-cell RNAseq and spatial profiling, proteomics, conditional knockout/knockin mouse, in vivo and in vitro models of retinal diseases, neurodegenerative diseases and corneal chemical burn, advanced non-invasive clinic-relevant imaging and functional tests (e.g. OCT, OCT-Angiography, retinal blood flow measurement, ERG/PERG, corneal confocal microscopy), histology, molecular biology and cell biology, live-cell confocal microscopy, and 3D cell printing, to tackle scientific questions. We have published our studies in high-impact journals, such as Journal of Experimental Medicine, Science Advances, Circulation Research, Cell Death & Disease, Acta Neuropathol Commun, IOVS, etc.

 

The applicant should be highly motivated, love teamwork, and have interest in working on at least one of the following areas: retinal diseases, corneal would healing, angiogenesis, neurodegenerative disease, cell biology and molecular biology, single-cell RNAseq and spatial profiling and omics, immunology, and pathology.  This is a key position within the lab and will be responsible for planning and executing experiments in close collaboration with the Principal Investigator. Please send your C.V. and three references to:

 

Wenbo Zhang, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Ophthalmology

University of Texas Medical Branch

E-mail: we2zhang@UTMB.edu

 

UTMB is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution which proudly values diversity.  Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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