Glaucoma is a devastating retinal degenerative disease without effective treatments, and its causes remain elusive. Our laboratory uses mice as a model to study glaucoma pathogenesis at the molecular level. A NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately to investigate glaucoma pathogenesis in mice. In addition, our laboratory also studies the molecular mechanisms underlying adult stem cell self-renewal and differentiation. The candidate also has a unique opportunity to investigate the potential of using stem cells to treat retinal degenerative diseases. Our research has been published in high-profile journals, including Science, Nature, Cell Stem Cell and PNAS. Preferably, the candidate has a Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, developmental biology and/or genetics (research experience with mouse research and vision research is a plus). We offer highly competitive salary plus medical benefits. Our lab is accessible to state-of-art expert-run facilities, including high throughput sequencing, microarrays, proteomics, histology, FACS and imaging. For more information about the research in Dr. Xie’s laboratory, please visit the website: http://www.stowers.org/faculty/xie-lab. If interested and any questions, please send an email to Dr. Ting Xie attgxstowers.org.
Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a current resume and 2 letters of recommendation to careersstowers.org or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.