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In addition to our experimental goals, a main focus is to train the next generation of scientist. We will create a research environment that is conductive to learning and testing new skills, as well as scientific ideas.



Opening for one thesis research student.  Our lab provides exposure to research that is translational to defining how obesity and diabetes contribute to cardiovascular risk.  Students do not require prior experience, but will be trained in experimental design ranging from physiology to molecular biology.  We have three graduate students in the lab, come talk to them to learn more…


Postdoctoral Position:

We are interested in recruiting an experienced animal physiologist and molecular biologists. Our studies involve exposure to techniques ranging from molecular biology to animal physiology. Experience with animal surgical techniques is not required but preferred. A background in diabetes or lipid biology is required. Molecular biology experience is required, though training will be provided for specific techniques. Common techniques include: lipoprotein chromatography and lipid assays, western blots for protein, RT-PCR, cell culture, adenovirus purification. Ideal applicants will be: bright, enthusiastic, focused on work activities during working-hours, meticulous to detail and record keeping. A high level of independence, autonomy and intellectual collaboration is encouraged.


For more information, please contact:
John M. Stafford MD, PhD

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