Dr. AthenaStarlard-Davenport, Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics, islooking for an exceptional Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct studies on the epigeneticsof globin gene regulation in sickle cell disease. We use cell culture, humanblood specimens, biochemical assays, and genomic profiling to identify targetedtherapies for fetal hemoglobin induction. This fellow must think independentlyto design and plan experiments, problem solve, and be technically skilled intypical molecular techniques, with essential expertise in quantitativereal-time PCR, murine models, cell culture, and flow cytometry/FACS analysis.Knowledge of specific techniques/equipment needed: Cytospin, Giemsa staining,Nucleofector, expression vectors (DNA and lentiviral), Flow cytometry, aseptictechnique for cell culture of primary erythroid cell culture and cell lines,Western, qPCR, PCR, immunohistochemistry, Townes sickle rodent pre-clinicalmodel. Knowledge of globin gene regulation, erythropoiesis, and informatics area plus. This fellow is expected to apply for grants (K, K99, and F32 otherpostdoctoral grants) with the mentoring support of Dr. Starlard-Davenport.Exceptional oral and written skills are required. Fellows must complete firstand co-author manuscripts and present findings at local and national meetings.We are looking for an accomplished, organized, efficient, trustworthy, anddynamic personality to work with the Starlard-Davenport lab (https://academic.uthsc.edu/faculty/facepage.php?netID=astarlar&personnel_id=339659)at University of Tennessee Health Science Center (https://uthsc.edu/) in the Department ofGenetics, Genomics and Informatics (https://www.uthsc.edu/genetics/).Postdoctoral fellows will be part of the University of Tennessee Postdoctoral Association(http://www.uthsc.edu/PhDA) with the support ofthe UTHSC postdoctoral office (http://www.uthsc.edu/postdoc/).
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