A postdoc position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Xin Qi in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
The lab focuses on mitochondrial pathology in neurodegenerative diseases. We use a combination of in vitro cell culture, in vivo transgenic animal models and patient-derived neurons to study the mechanisms by which mitochondrial impairment contributes to neurodegeneration. Another research focus of the lab is the development of therapeutics that enhance mitochondrial function, for the treatment of human diseases. We have been using the rationally designed peptide inhibitors of protein-protein interactions and high throughput screening to identify mitochondrial functional enhancers as therapeutics.
The successful applicant will participate in NIH-funded projects on elucidating the molecular basis of mitochondrial quality control with our novel transgenic mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases. The qualified candidate will also be part of our drug discovery project for neurodegenerative diseases. The applicant must have a Ph.D. and/or MD degree in neuroscience, molecular biology, cell biology, pharmacology, or related field. Candidates with experience in neurodegenerative diseases and transgenic mouse models are highly desired.
Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV, and the names/phone numbers of three people who could provide letters of reference by email to email@example.com. Please visit our lab website at https://xinqilab.com/ for additional information.
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Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been named the No. 1 research-oriented medical school in Ohio, according to the influential annual ranking by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, the school was ranked as one of the leading medical schools in America—at number 24.