Postdoctoral fellow positions are available to investigate the structure and function of mammalian ion channel signaling complexes using techniques of protein chemistry, mass spectrometry-based proteomics, electrophysiological patch-clamp recording and transgenic human cells and rodent animal models. The currently investigated ion channels include but are not limited to the large conductance calcium-activated potassium (BK) channels, the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors and the two-pore channels (TPCs).
We are particularly interested in:
- exploratory identification of novel ion channel auxiliary or regulatory proteins
- investigation of the biochemical and biophysical mechanisms underlying the channel modulation by new auxiliary or regulatory proteins; and
- exploration of physiological and pathological roles of newly identified ion channel auxiliary or regulatory proteins
The lab also fosters research training for visiting scholars, research interns, graduate students and undergraduate students.
To inquire for availability and qualification of a trainee position, applicants can send curriculum vitae/resume and a short statement of research experience and interest to:
Jiusheng Yan, Ph.D.
Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX 77030