A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Jia Luo Ph.D. in the Department of Pathology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Our laboratory is interested in the molecular mechanisms of alcohol-induced promotion of breast cancer. By using genetically modified animal models (Wnt and Neu transgenic mice) and in vitro approaches, we aim to reveal how alcohol affect intracellular signaling pathways that regulate the tumorigenesis and malignancy. We are also interested in how alcohol exposure affects the development of mammary glands and makes it more susceptible to the exposure of carcinogens. Applicants should have a strong background in molecular biology and biochemistry, as well as experience in animal models and cell signaling. The selected candidate will be expected to work independently while interacting in a collaborative environment.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.