Postdoctoral Positions in the Piotrowski lab to study sensory organ regeneration and development
The Piotrowski lab is seeking passionate postdocs who are interested in sensory organ development and regeneration, innate immune system, transcriptomics, epigenetics or collective cell migration. Research in the lab focuses on hair cell regeneration in the lateral line system and how it develops. Lateral line hair cells are homologous to mammalian inner ear hair cells, however mammals do not regenerate hair cells leading to deafness. To elucidate the mechanisms underlying zebrafish hair cell regeneration we have performed single cell transcriptomics, epigenetic and immune cell characterizations, as well as time lapse analyses at unprecedented resolution (Jiang et al., PNAS 2014; Romero-Carvajal et al., Dev Cell 2015; Baek et al., 2021 bioRxiv; Denans et al., 2021, bioRxiv). We are equally interested in the molecular mechanisms that underlie the development of the lateral line system, such as collective cell migration, cell specification and morphogenesis.
We are inviting applications from highly motivated candidates to mine this wealth of data to discover what drives regeneration and development of this sensory system and to establish their own research program. Fully funded with all the support you can dream of -- your imagination will be the only limitation.
The postdoctoral training program at the Stowers Institute is a rigorous, 5-year training program designed to prepare and position postdoctoral research associates for successful independent scientific careers. Through unrestricted access to technology and resources to enable intense collaboration between faculty members, technology experts, and postdoctoral researchers; individualized mentorship and career support with a firm commitment to scientific, professional, and personal development; and a welcoming and collegial community, Stowers Institute provides an unparalleled training experience and opportunity to obtain the necessary skills early career scientists need to excel on their own.