Perspective postdoctoral fellows are welcome to contact us for availability of positions in investigating the structure and function of mammalian ion channel signaling complexes using techniques of protein chemistry, structural biology, mass spectrometry-based proteomics, electrophysiological patch-clamp recording, transgenic human cells, rodent animal models and animal behaviors. 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: 1) exploratory identification of novel ion channel auxiliary or regulatory proteins; 2) investigation of the biochemical and biophysical mechanisms underlying the channel modulation by new auxiliary or regulatory proteins; and 3) exploration of physiological and pathological roles of newly identified ion channel auxiliary or regulatory proteins.
The lab also fosters research training for research interns, undergraduate students, graduate students and visiting scholars.
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: