Multiple postdoctoral fellowship positions in diabetes and metabolism research are available in Dr. Emilyn Alejandro’s laboratory at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. The laboratory uses genetic mouse models to investigate the pathogenic mechanisms of pancreatic beta-cell dysfunction in diabetes. Specifically, the lab is invested in understanding how maternal diet during pregnancy and placental nutrient sensor proteins (mTOR and O-GlcNAc transferase (OGT)) alter the offspring's beta-cell function and programs susceptibility to diabetes. The position should provide a unique opportunity to gain experience in the most recent advances in the developmental origins of type 2 diabetes. Multiple projects are available that will include training in a wide range of techniques from whole animal physiology (embryonic, neonatal and adult stages) to the cellular level phenotype. For more information go to the following websites:
Alejandro Lab: https://www.physiology.umn.edu/research/alejandro-lab .
University of Campus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9Z9Y-kq-Rg
Biomedical Discovery District: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI0iNW_uveo
Minnesota Obesity Center and Obesity Prevention Program: http://www.mnoc.umn.edu/ http://www.opc.umn.edu/
Schulze Diabetes Research Institute: http://www.surgery.umn.edu/research/research-groups/schulze-diabetes-institute
Successful applicants will join the vibrant scientific community of the University of Minnesota. The lab is located in the new Biomedical Discovery District in Minneapolis, a dynamic city rich in culture, history, diversity, music and cuisine. The University of Minnesota is one of the largest, most comprehensive academic health centers in the United States with a solid commitment to postdoctoral training. Please send your CV
With a short statement of research experience and interests, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of potential referees to Emilyn@gmail.com.