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Postoc position available in the Fernandes lab at University College London

Posted by , on 18 May 2023

Job type: Postdoc

Location: London

Closing Date: 14 June 2023

Postdoc position available in the Fernandes lab at University College London

for Autumn 2023 on

the cell biology of neuron-generated morphogen gradients

Well-studied morphogen gradients (e.g. Shh in the vertebrate neural tube or Hh in theDrosophila wing imaginal disc) occur in epithelia where the gradient emanates away from the ligand producing cells. We have found that growing neurons (photoreceptors) estab- lish an atypical Hh gradient.

The goal of this project is to uncover the molecular and cell biological mechanisms that explain how photoreceptors generate such an atypical Hh gradient.



See for more details Informal enquiries welcome!

Contact Vil Fernandes (

CLOSING DATE: 14 June 2023

Salary: £39,508 - £47,355

Start date: 1 October 2023

Closing Date: 14 June 2023

Scientific fields: Cell biology, Development and disease, Neural development

Model systems: Drosophila

Duration: Fixed term

Minimum qualifications: PhD in relevant field

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