postdoctoral position in Aging and Neurodegeneration- Kapahi lab

The focus of the Kapahi Laboratory is to identify and characterize the mechanisms by which nutrients modulate aging and age-related diseases. This is being achieved by using an interdisciplinary approach combining genetic, pharmacological, biochemical and genomic approaches in invertebrate model systems C. elegans, mice and mammalian cells. The broader significance of this research is to help uncover the role of nutrition in the etiology of age-related human diseases like diabetes, obesity and neurodegeneration.
The current position involves studying the role of glucose and Advanced Glycation Endproducts (AGEs) in aging and age-related diseases using C. elegans, mice and IPS derived cells. We propose to examine the mechanisms involved in synthesis and detoxification of Advanced Glycation Endproducts (AGEs). Previous background in worm genetics, mouse diabetes and cellular senescence fields will be an advantage. The candidate will receive training in specific area(s) of research to progress towards an independent career. For more questions regarding this position please e mail or visit Kapahi Lab