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Turning lemons into lemonade…sick planarians reveal link between microbiome and regeneration

Posted by on September 30th, 2016

Commentary on Pathogenic shifts in endogenous microbiota impede tissue regeneration via distinct activation of TAK1/MKK/p38 in eLife 2016; 5: e16793 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.16793   During our research as biologists we endure numerous problems, failures, and setbacks in our efforts to advance scientific knowledge. But sometimes the very problems we encounter are opportunities in disguise. This was[…]

Assistant Professor in Neuroscience

Posted by on September 29th, 2016

Assistant Professor in Neuroscience Tenure-Track   Baldwin Wallace University invites applicants for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in Neuroscience with a preferred research focus in electrophysiology using an invertebrate or fish model system beginning August 1, 2017. This position is a joint appointment between the Biology Department and the Neuroscience Program.   Qualified[…]

Research into fly development provides insights into blood vessel formation

Posted by on September 29th, 2016

Researchers working with flies at IRB Barcelona describe that the concentration of some small intracellular organelles determines the branching capacity of tracheal cells.   Tracheal cells are analogous to the cells that form blood vessels in the human body. The inhibition or stimulation of new blood vessels has implications in cancer and in tissue regeneration.[…]

Postdoctoral position in zebrafish sensory hair cell regeneration, Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Posted by on September 29th, 2016

We are seeking a passionate, outstanding postdoctoral fellow to join the Piotrowski lab at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, Missouri. Research in the lab focuses on hair cell regeneration in the lateral line system. Lateral line hair cells are homologous to mammalian inner ear hair cells, however mammals do not regenerate[…]

PhD fellow in Plant Developmental Biology

Posted by on September 29th, 2016

PhD fellow in Plant Developmental Biology Department for Plant and Environmental Sciences Faculty of Science University of Copenhagen Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Plant Developmental Biology commencing 1 March 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. Description of the scientific environment[…]

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioinformatics

Posted by on September 29th, 2016

King’s College London – Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology – Andrea Streit A postdoctoral position is available in Prof Andrea Streit’s group for 15 months to work on interdisciplinary projects combining developmental biology, epigenetics, transcriptional networks and bioinformatics. The Streit lab studies how multipotent progenitor cells are committed to the ear and sensory ganglia[…]

New data reveals gene expression during mouse embryo development

Posted by on September 29th, 2016

This article was originally posted on the DMDD website dmdd.org.uk Knowing the ‘normal’ expression of genes during embryo development is key to understanding the differences that occur due to genetic mutations. As part of work to understand the underlying transcriptional processes for developing embryos from knockout mouse lines, DMDD has now released a gene expression[…]

Postdoctoral Opportunities at the National Institutes of Health

Posted by on September 28th, 2016

ROLE of THYROID HORMONE in MOUSE INTESTINAL DEVELOPMENT and REGENERATION. Thyroid hormone (T3) is known to be critical for postembryonic development in mammals (around birth). This laboratory has been taking a multi-faceted approach to investigate the function of T3 and T3 receptors (TRs) in vivo by using Xenopus and mouse as models. A major recent focus is on how[…]

The people behind the papers: Adam Johnston

Posted by on September 26th, 2016

Today we feature an upcoming paper in Cell Stem Cell that investigates the role of Schwann cell precursors in the multi-tissue regeneration of the adult mammalian distal digit tip.  We caught up with lead author Adam Johnston, who carried out the work in Freda Miller’s lab in the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and has since started his[…]

Adjunct instructor, Washington State University Vancouver

Posted by on September 24th, 2016

Dear Colleagues Washington State University’s Vancouver campus is seeking an adjunct faculty member to teach Principles of Animal Development during the Spring 2017 semester (Jan. 9-May 9). We are also looking for an instructor for Immunology. For the complete advertisement and application instructions see: https://admin.vancouver.wsu.edu/human-resources/employment/jobs/adjunct-faculty-developmental-biology-and-immunology Vancouver, WA is part of the Portland, OR metro area.[…]