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Postdoctoral Fellow – Neural Circuit Development (Anatomy and Genomics) – University of California, Santa Cruz

Posted by on May 29th, 2020

DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR, CELL, & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY DIVISION OF PHYSICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 1156 HIGH STREET SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA 95064 Postdoctoral Fellow – Neural Circuit Development – Anatomy and Genomics The Kim Lab at Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology Department, the University of California, Santa Cruz is seeking highly motivated and talented postdoctoral research fellows[…]

Postdoc in Skeletal Development and Disease

Posted by on May 28th, 2020

Position description Join our team! The University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine is seeking a Postdoctoral scholar in the Musculoskeletal Systems Biology Lab (MSBL) of Ronald Kwon ( The lab is housed in the Institute of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine ( in Seattle, Washington. This is an NIH-funded position with potential[…]

Bioinformatics challenges in multidisciplinary research

Posted by on May 27th, 2020

Currently, bioinformatics is playing an increasingly important role in life science research. Biologists, clinicians and biomedical researchers have become more dependent on bioinformatics outcomes. Despite the crucial role of bioinformatics in accomplishing multidisciplinary projects, collaborations between biologists and bioinformaticians encounter several difficulties. Here, I outline different types of collaborations and provide an overview of how[…]

The people behind the papers – Charles Sheehan, John McMahon and Debby Silver

Posted by on May 27th, 2020

This interview, the 76th in our series, was published in Development earlier this year.  Interneurons are crucial to cortical function and their dysregulation has been implicated in various neurological pathologies, yet how they are generated during development is still poorly understood. A new paper in Development investigates interneuron neurogenesis in the mouse embryo and its[…]

PhD Studentship in Cell and Developmental Biology: Cytoskeletal Regulation of Epidermal Stem Cells

Posted by on May 25th, 2020

The group of Chen Luxenburg at the Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, invites applications for a PhD student position.   Our laboratory is looking for excellent and highly motivated PhD students to study the role of the actin cytoskeleton in skin development. Our goal is to understand how cytoskeleton derived signals regulate stem cell[…]

Research Highlight #3: IL-1 regulates haematopoietic stem cell pool size via PU.1

Posted by on May 25th, 2020

Today, we move to mouse adult haematopoiesis, with an elegant work on inflammation and stem cell biology. As always, feedback is more than welcome! Chronic inflammation is one of the classic events underlying aging and infection response. When associated with loss of quiescence in haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), it is commonly the initiating event in[…]

Postdoctoral position in nervous system development and function – USF Tampa

Posted by on May 21st, 2020

The group of Dr. Krishna Bhat at University of South Florida, Tampa, is searching for postdoc candidates interested in our areas of research:   Determining the genetic basis for the self-renewing stem cell and terminal asymmetric divisions of neural precursor cells Guidance of longitudinal and commissural axon tracts Adult brain development, function, and neurodegenerative diseases.[…]

Staying connected during the COVID19 pandemic

Posted by on May 21st, 2020

Among many other (many more important) things, pandemic times have meant an end to travel, which for the Development team means no conferences and no lab visits. For me personally, it’s meant cancelled trips to Shanghai, Kyoto, Washington and Chicago, and while I’m delighted to be keeping my carbon footprint down, I’m definitely missing the[…]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: From one generation to the next – the life and work of Dame Anne McLaren

Posted by on May 21st, 2020

Kat Arney reflects on the life and work of Dame Anne McLaren, one of the leading embryologists of the 20th century.

Getting involved in peer review

Posted by on May 19th, 2020

In pre-COVID19 times, back when conferences happened largely in person, early-career researchers (ECRs) often asked me how they could get more direct invitations to be a reviewer. Peer review is a crucial part of the publishing ecosystem and therefore it’s not uncommon for group leaders to invite members of their lab to review articles with[…]