We are recruiting 1-2 PhD students (to begin Fall 2018) and a postdoctoral fellow (position immediately available) to study cell shape changes and rearrangement and underlying cytoskeletal regulation during organ formation in Dr. SeYeon Chung’s newly established lab at Louisiana State University.
We use the genetically tractable Drosophila salivary gland as a model system to understand how a flat sheet of epithelial cells becomes a three-dimensional tubular structure during development. The project will employ a combination of fly genetics, advanced imaging and image analysis, and molecular and biochemical approaches.
Related publication: Chung, S., et al., (2017) Uncoupling apical constriction from tissue invagination. eLife 6:e22235.
Grad students: Highly motivated candidates with a strong undergraduate degree in any area related to the biological sciences are encouraged to apply.
Postdocs: Highly motivated candidates who recently obtained or are about to obtain a PhD in a field of cell biology, developmental biology or biochemistry are encouraged to apply.
If interested, please send your CV, a brief description of your research interests, and contact information of three references to Dr. SeYeon Chung (firstname.lastname@example.org).