Barr Laboratory, Rutgers University
We are looking for one or two postdocs to study neurogenetics or to
model genetic diseases of cilia in C. elegans.
There are four main projects in the Barr laboratory. Project I
studies ciliary trafficking and signaling while simultaneously
modeling autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease in C. elegans.
Project II, A C. elegans Model for Nephronophthisis (NPHP), is an
extension of the lab's interest in sensory biology and neuronal
development. We recently discovered that the C. elegans NPHP genes
modulate the length and shape of a cilium, enabling exploration of
the mechanisms controlling ciliary morphogenesis. Project III is a
new line of research aimed at understanding the molecular genetic
basis of neural tube defects using the worm as model system. In
Project IV, we focus on the cellular, genetic, and molecular basis of
Requirements include a Ph.D. degree in biological sciences and strong
publication record. While the positions are NIH-funded, candidates
are expected to apply for independent funding.
Please electronically send a CV and three references to
Maureen M. Barr
barr from biology.rutgers.edu
Department of Genetics/Human Genetics Institute
145 Bevier Road
Piscataway, New Jersey