Barr Laboratory, Rutgers University
We are looking for one or two postdocs to study genetic diseases of cilia in the C. elegans model system.
There are four main projects in the Barr laboratory. Project I studies ciliary trafficking and signaling while simultaneously modeling autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. Project II, A C. elegans Model for Nephronophthisis (NPHP), is an extension of the lab’s interest in sensory biology and neuronal development. We recently discovered that the C. elegans NPHP genes modulate the length and shape of a cilium, enabling exploration of the mechanisms controlling ciliary morphogenesis. Project III is a new line of research aimed at understanding the molecular genetic basis of neural tube defects using the worm as model system. In Project IV, we focus on the cellular, genetic, and molecular basis of sexual behaviors.
Requirements include a Ph.D. degree in biological sciences and strong publication record. While the positions are NIH-funded, candidates are expected to apply for independent funding.
Please electronically send a CV and three references to
Maureen M. Barr
Department of Genetics/Human Genetics Institute
145 Bevier Road
Piscataway, New Jersey