postdoc position

Vicky Prince vprince at
Mon Jan 19 17:26:13 EST 2004

NIH funded postdoctoral position in zebrafish developmental biology

A postdoctoral position is available to study zebrafish endoderm 
regionalization and pancreas specification in the Department of 
Organismal Biology at the University of Chicago.  Our overall research 
program focuses on how the vertebrate primary body axis is 
regionalized during development.  A senior graduate student and a 
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation funded postdoctoral fellow are 
currently studying pancreas specification in the lab (see Stafford and 
Prince, 2002 Current Biology 12, 1215-1220).  

Other ongoing projects in the lab are focused on Hox gene function 
during CNS regionalization (e.g. Prince 2002, Developmental Biology. 
249, 1-15; McClintock et al., 2002, Development 129, 2339-2354).  
The Department includes two other groups studying the zebrafish, as 
well as groups working on insect, chick and mouse development, 
providing an excellent interactive environment for developmental 
biology research.  

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic about developmental 
biology and have training in molecular techniques, embryology, or 
preferably both - ideally with some zebrafish experience.  Recent PhD. 
graduates, or those close to graduation, are encouraged to apply. 
There is NIH funding available for this position for up to three years 
although the successful applicant will also be expected to apply for 

For more information please see our WEB page or contact Vicky 
Prince by e-mail or telephone for informal discussions.  To apply for 
the position please send a CV and outline of your background and 
interests, plus the names of three referees qualified to comment on 
your suitability for this position to: 

Vicky Prince 
vprince at 
Tel: 773 834 2100  

Victoria E. Prince
Associate Professor
Organismal Biology and Anatomy
1027 E 57th Street
The University of Chicago
Chicago IL 60637
tel 773 834 2100
fax 773 702 0037
e-mail: vprince at

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