An NIH funded postdoctoral/research associate position is available to study the molecular and cellular basis of BMP ligand and receptor dynamics in the generation of a morphogen activity gradient, a fundamental question in developmental biology. Our previous studies have highlighted the differential behaviors of two BMP ligands, Dpp and Gbb, and two type I receptors, Tkv and Sax, in their contributions to the pMad gradient required for Drosophila wing patterning. We aim to understand the molecular basis of these differences with regard to signaling output and the spatial regulation of that output.
Priority will be given to highly motivated applicants that have demonstrated expertise in the following: genetics, molecular and cell biology techniques, and/or biochemistry. Previous experience with Drosophila as a model system is preferred but not required.
Brown University is a stimulating academic environment with many opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions. Providence, RI is an affordable, culturally diverse city close to the ocean and with easy accessibility to Boston and NYC.
Interested applicants should send an email describing their previous research experience, their CV and a list of reference names to Kristi_Wharton@brown.edu.