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Looking back on the adventure: exploring cell fate conversion with single cell RNA-seq

Posted by on November 21st, 2017

The story behind our recent paper: Liu Z*, Wang L*, Welch JD*, Ma H, Zhou Y, Vaseghi HR, Yu S, Wall JB, Alimohamadi S, Zheng M, Yin CY, Shen WN, Prins JF, Liu JD, Qian L (2017). Single cell transcriptomics reconstructs lineage conversion from fibroblast to cardiomyocyte. Nature, 551, 100-104 *: co-first author. https://www.nature.com/articles/nature24454  […]

Cell adhesion, cytoskeletal regulation, or Wnt signaling

Posted by on November 21st, 2017

Interested in exploring cell adhesion, cytoskeletal regulation, or Wnt signaling & their roles in development and oncogenesis, as a graduate student or postdoc? The Peifer lab at UNC-Chapel Hill is a great place to explore these. You can learn more about our work at: http://peiferlab.web.unc.edu and a graphic summary is at:  http://peiferlab.web.unc.edu/files/2017/11/PeiferLabPoster2017sm.pdf I’ll be at[…]

Synthetic Materials for Human Organoid Generation and Wound Healing (The Journey)

Posted by on November 20th, 2017

Looking back on the journey of: Ricardo Cruz-Acuña and Miguel Quirós et al. Nature Cell Biology (2017) The Start  On August 2013, I took my first one-way trip departing from Puerto Rico. Although I have always been passionate about travelling to as many places (the cheapest way) possible, embracing the PhD-journey in a new city[…]

The 30th HEAD GROUP MEETING (HGM) – Understanding Normal and Abnormal Development of Head Structures

Posted by on November 20th, 2017

Join invited speakers and showcase your work to celebrate the 30th HGM. We particularly welcome presentations from budding scientists to foster networking and collaboration opportunities. This 2-day meeting will end with the Peter Thorogood Memorial Lecture by Prof. William Harris.   29-30 January, 2018 – UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London, UK[…]

Post-doctoral position in the Saunders laboratory at the Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore

Posted by on November 20th, 2017

A postdoctoral research position is available starting in 2018 with Asst. Prof. Timothy Saunders’ group at the Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore. The Saunders lab has been active since 2013 and studies the fundamental processes shaping organs and tissues during development. One major area of study in the lab is spatial position – how do developing embryos[…]

Postdoc position (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine)

Posted by on November 17th, 2017

Lee lab has been studying on cell specification process using human pluripotent stem cells, particularly peripheral nervous system and skeletal muscle cells to study human diseases and to develop new drugs.   https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/profiles/results/directory/profile/0800027/gabsang-lee http://neuroscience.jhu.edu/research/faculty/48/lab   We are looking for highly motivated postdoc(s) who have experience on one of the following fields, including cancer biology, sensory[…]

Cajal Advanced Course – Developmental Neurobiology and Pathologies

Posted by on November 17th, 2017

3-21 April 2018, Bordeaux Neurocampus, France Neurodevelopmental disorders are a group of different conditions in which the development of the central nervous system is disturbed. This includes developmental brain dysfunction, which can manifest as neuropsychiatric problems (Autism Spectrum Disorders, schizophrenia, fragile-X syndrome, down syndrome), or impaired motor function, learning, language or non-verbal communication. The generation[…]

Research Scientist, Johnson Lab, Washington University School of Medicine

Posted by on November 16th, 2017

The Johnson Lab in the Department of Developmental Biology at Washington University School of Medicine (http://devbio.wustl.edu) is seeking applications for NIH funded Research Scientist positions.  Our lab uses multiple model systems to uncover molecular mechanisms of muscle development and disease.  We are looking for highly motivated individuals to begin new projects using mouse models and[…]

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Posted by on November 16th, 2017

Glaucoma is a devastating retinal degenerative disease without effective treatments, and its causes remain elusive.  Our laboratory uses mice as a model to study glaucoma pathogenesis at the molecular level. A NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately to investigate glaucoma pathogenesis in mice. In addition, our laboratory also studies the molecular mechanisms underlying adult stem[…]

The people behind the papers – Qiang Shao, Stephanie Herrlinger and Jian-Fu (Jeff) Chen

Posted by on November 16th, 2017

Zika infection in humans is associated with birth defects including microcephaly. Zika has two major lineages – the Asian lineage, which has been associated with birth defects, and the African lineage, which has not – but the relative effects of each strain on brain development, and the effects of the related dengue virus that co-circulates with[…]