Date Posted: Jun 18, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
A Postdoctoral Fellow position funded by NIH is available immediately in Dr. Yi-Ping Li’s lab in the Dept. of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Prospective candidates will join a research team to study the molecular mechanism of cancer cachexia, a wasting syndrome characterized by progressive loss of muscle mass and function seen in half of all cancer patients, and a major cause of cancer-related death. NIH has issued several Provocative Questions in recent years solicitating research to address this understudied disorder. Utilizing cell and molecular biological approaches, Dr. Li’s team has made significant progress recently in uncovering the signaling mechanisms of cancer cachexia using cell culture and animal models (PMID: 21847090, PMID: 28928431, PMID: 30342032, and PMID: 30705122). The lab is well-funded by NIH with multiple R01 grants. The funded projects seek to extend the understanding of the molecular mechanisms of cancer cachexia that inflicts skeletal and cardiac muscles, as well as fat tissues, and to translate preclinical findings to clinical intervention of cancer cachexia. Highly motivated individuals with recent Ph.D. and strong background in cell biology, molecular biology and muscle physiology are encouraged to apply. Salary is based NIH scale. Interested individuals should send CV and cover letter to Dr. Yi-Ping Li, 6431 Fannin, University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX 77030; or e-mail to email@example.com. For more information about the laboratory see https://med.uth.edu/ibp/faculty/yi-ping-li-phd/.