Two new Research Fellows join NUS group

Ee-Soo Lee obtained a PhD from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, under the direction of Prof. Martin Harmsen. Her doctoral studies were based on investigations of the interplay between TGF-β and fluid shear stress in regulation of endothelial cell phenotype and functions, in the context of oxidative stress and cellular senescence. Ee-Soo is joining our nascent metabolism team to focus on studies at at understanding the signaling mechanisms by which teh action receptor ALK7 regulates catecholamine sensitivity in adipocytes.

Chang Liu defended her thesis at the University of Sydney, Australia, under the direction of Prof. Jürgen Götz. Her doctoral studies were aimed towards addressing  the distribution and physiological function of tau isoforms using tau isoform-specific monoclonal antibodies. Liu is joining our NUS group to lead a new line of research aimed towards the elucidation of the roles of neurotrophin signaling in cerebrovascular disease, focusing on their actions on cellular elements of the brain microvasculature under normal conditions and following cerebrovascular damage and AD-related neurodegeneration.

Research Assistant/Associate position open

Research Assistant/Associate is currently being recruited to our laboratory in the Centre for Life Sciences, NUS campus. The successful candidate will be a dynamic, service-minded person, with a solid research background in molecular biology, tissue culture, histological techniques and/or mouse genetics methods. He/she will have a strong presence in the laboratory by assisting the group by with experimental lab routines, including maintenance of mouse colonies, genotyping, molecular biology and cell culture experiments, as well as conducting research together with other lab members or independently.

Work at the laboratory focuses on understanding the functions and signaling mechanisms of neuronal growth factors and their receptors in neural development, injury responses and metabolic regulation, for the development of better therapies to diseases of the nervous system and metabolism.

Applications including CV  and names plus email addresses of three referees should be sent by email before August 20 to Prof. Carlos Ibanez .

UPDATE (09/2015): this position has been filled.

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