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Postdoctoral Position in Neuroscience: Brain Development in Zebrafish

Posted by on April 26th, 2018

A neuroscience Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Robles Lab at Purdue University (www.robleslab.com). We apply advanced genetic and microscopic imaging techniques to understand how the nervous system develops in the larval zebrafish. We use confocal laser scanning microscopy to image the structural development of genetically targeted neurons within the intact developing brain. Multi-photon microscopy[…]

First impressions of the BSDB Spring Meeting

Posted by on April 24th, 2018

This year, is the BSDB’s 70th anniversary, and this was clearly reflected at our Spring Meeting, 15-18 April 2018 in Warwick! Apart from an outstanding speaker list, and the award of most BSDB medals & prizes of 2018, we saw a history session which looked back at the past, to then project into the future of[…]

Postdoctoral position: Timing vertebrate limb development

Posted by on April 24th, 2018

A Wellcome Trust funded Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the lab of Dr. Matt Towers at the University of Sheffield, UK, to work on vertebrate limb development. How embryonic development is timed and scaled remains enigmatic. Understanding the underlying mechanisms remains a central challenge in biology, since these mechanisms coordinate the growth and[…]

Postdoc Position – Taneyhill Lab, University of Maryland (near Washington DC)

Posted by on April 24th, 2018

A position (#123768) is available immediately for a Postdoctoral Scholar to contribute to our multidisciplinary studies aimed at elucidating the molecular basis of chick neural crest and placode cell development. The postdoc will conduct independent research and assist in the training of students in the laboratory of Dr. Lisa Taneyhill at the University of Maryland. Laboratory[…]

Medaka fish sheds light on the evolutionary origin of vertebrate pair appendages

Posted by on April 23rd, 2018

Link to the paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41588-018-0080-5   The evolutionary history of vertebrate appendages Have you ever wondered how our hands and feet evolved? This question, which commonly evokes fish crawling from sea to land, has long been a subject of interest, both for palaeontologists and developmental biologists. Appendages are an important part of the tool kit[…]

Laboratory Technician Position – Millman Lab

Posted by on April 23rd, 2018

We are looking for someone to join our team in a NIH R01-funded laboratory technician position. The Millman lab is located at Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO) and is focused on developing a cellular therapy for diabetes using stem cell differentiation (https://endo.wustl.edu/millman-lab/). The primarily responsibilities of the position are assisting with mouse[…]

Postdoctoral position – Spence Laboratory, University of Michigan

Posted by on April 23rd, 2018

Job Summary: The Spence laboratory is part of the Department of Internal Medicine, the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan Medical School. We are recruiting a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join our research team, and to conduct research focused on understanding human lung[…]

BSDB Medal & Award winners of 2018

Posted by on April 19th, 2018

This year was a special BSDB Spring Meeting! We celebrated the 70th anniversary of our society. If you weren’t there and would like to get a taste of the meeting, or you would like to relive the experience, please download the abstract book or listen to the especially composed history rap. As every year, the[…]

Stressed out: Mechanisms of how C. elegans copes with unfavorable environments

Posted by on April 19th, 2018

Sarah E. Hall Department of Biology, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244   For over a century, the nature versus nurture debate has questioned the relative contributions of genetic sequences and the environment to the phenotype of an individual (Galton 1869). Genome-wide association studies in humans have shown that environmental stress experienced in utero or during[…]

Postdoctoral Positions – RNA pathways in development and disease – NIH/NCI

Posted by on April 19th, 2018

We have open postdoctoral positions in our lab. We are looking for researchers interested in understanding the mechanisms through which non-coding RNAs and RNA metabolic pathways regulate gene expression in mammals and how these mechanisms impact animal development and disease. Our lab uses a combination of mouse models and genetic tools together with biochemical and[…]