The Johnston Lab at Columbia University in New York is looking for curious, motivated individuals to join us in research to characterize the molecular targets and pathways that provide plasticity to growing tissues, allowing cells to sense and adapt to changes in their immediate environment. We investigate the role of competitive cell-cell interactions in organ size control and bilateral symmetry during development, and as a model for early phases of cancer. Projects are available to identify biosensors and cellular mediators of tissue fitness during animal growth. Our work combines classical genetics, functional transcriptomics and genomics and biochemical analysis of cell biological processes.
Columbia University Medical Center is renowned for its dedication to high-class biomedical research, with state-of-the-art facilities for functional genomics, proteomics and metabolomics, and offers a friendly, international and exciting scientific environment in New York City.
Candidates should ideally have experience in one or more of the following disciplines: genetics, developmental cell biology, transcriptomics, functional genomics, protein biochemistry. Previous experience with Drosophila would provide an advantage.
For more information about possible research projects and to apply, please contact:
Dr. Laura Johnston at email@example.com.