Postdoc in cardiac molecular biology
murry at u.washington.edu
Thu Aug 10 00:36:33 EST 1995
Seeking a postdoctoral fellow to explore mechanisms of cardiac regeneration
after myocardial infarction.
Current efforts include: 1) Adenoviral transfer of myogenic
determination genes to induce muscle differentiation in cardiac
fibroblasts in vitro and in vivo; 2) Skeletal myoblast transplantation
into healing heart lesions; and 3) Cardiac myoblast transplantation into
healing heart lesions.
Future studies will include 1) Genetic manipulation of skeletal myoblasts
to promote electrical and mechanical coupling with cardiocytes; 2)
Generation of proliferation-competent ventricular myocytes; 3) Study of
molecules that promote differentiation of cardiac muscle from embryonal
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a doctorate with a good
publication record and experience in either cell and molecular biology
or cardiac physiology. Willingness to work on a cross-disciplinary project
involving both molecular biology and physiology is required. Existing
funding (unfortunately) is only for U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
I am willing to explore other possibilities for funding exceptional candidates.
The position will be funded for 2-3 years at the NIH pay scale.
Excellent benefits are provided. Women and minorities are encouraged to
Address inquiries and submit CVs to:
Charles E. Murry, MD, PhD
Department of Pathology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
phone: (206) 543-7483
fax: (206) 685-3662
e-mail: murry at u.washington.edu
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