The postdoctoral scholar will have research interests in epigenetic gene regulation, chromatin biology, and nuclear signaling pathways. The laboratory currently uses a yeast model system to define how nutrient signaling pathways regulate epigenetic processes (see recent publications PLoS Genetics, 2020; Epigenetics & Chromatin, 2016; Genetics, 2016; PLoS Genetics, 2015; Epigenetics & Chromatin, 2013; Nucleic Acids Research, 2012). The laboratory’s long-term goals are to translate our mechanistic yeast studies into human cell models to define the role these pathways play in tumorigenesis.
Nick Laribee, PhD.
Associate Professor, University of Tennessee
Dept. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Cancer Research Building
19 South Manassas, Room 318
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-2609; firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD and/or MD degree.
Applicants (PhD and/or MD) must be fluent in both spoken and written English. Applicants also must have an extensive background in molecular biology and biochemistry with a focus in gene regulation and cell signaling.
Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
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