Kamberov lab at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA.
About the lab: The primary research focus of the Kamberov lab is to define the developmental programs controlling the formation and patterning of skin organs like sweat glands and hair follicles and to discover how these programs have been modified during to generate diversity in skin traits among modern humans as well as to give rise to human-specific skin traits . To this end, the lab leverages powerful genetic and genome editing tools for discovery and functional testing in the mouse coupled with in vitro study in mouse and human cell culture, comparative evolutionary genomics and high-throughput single transcriptomics.
About the position: A post-doctoral position is available leading a project on mechanisms underlying developmental specificity and evolutionary variation of enhancers controlling the formation and patterning of skin appendages. The position is supported by NIH funding.
To apply: Interested applicants should send a CV, contact information of three references and a letter detailing your interest in the position to Yana Kamberov. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in biology or related field. Applicants with a background in developmental biology, enhancer biology, mouse genetics, regenerative biology or evolutionary genetics are especially encouraged to apply.