Postdoctoral position at the Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, University of Illinois, Chicago

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Z. Jim Wang’s laboratory at the University of Illinois medical campus in Chicago.  A Ph.D. in a biomedical field is required. Experience with pain or opioid research is preferred, but not required. Our research focus is on molecular mechanism, epigenetics, and pharmacology of chronic pain and opioid pharmacology (see recent publications below).  
To apply, please email curriculum vitae to:  
Z. Jim Wang, PhD  (
Professor of Pharmacology

Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

Cancer Center, Sickle Cell Center, & 

Program for Collaborative Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences 

University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60607 

(312) 355-1429
 Some of our recent publications:
1.He Y, Wilkie DJ, Nazari J, Wang R, Messing RO, DeSimone J Molokie RJ, and Wang ZJ, PKCd-targeted intervention relieves chronic pain in a murine sickle cell disease model, J Clinical Investigation 2016, 126, 3053-7. PMID: 27348590.
2. He Y, Chen Y, Tian, X, Yang, C, Lu J, Xiao C, Desimone J, Wilkie DE, Molokie R, Wang ZJ, CaMKIIα underlies the spontaneous and evoked pain behaviors in Berkeley sickle cell transgenic mice. Pain 2016, 157: 2798–2806PMID: 27842048
3. Hu X, Huang F, Szymusiak M, Liu Y and Wang ZJ, PLGA-curcumin attenuates opioid-induced hyperalgesia and inhibits spinal inhibition of CaMKIIαPoLS One, 2016; 11(1):e0146393. doi: 10.1371. PMID: 26744842
4. He Y, Wang ZJ, Nociceptor bII, d & e isoforms of PKC differentially mediate paclitaxel-induced spontaneous and evoked pain. J Neurosci 2015; 35(11):4614-25. PMID:25788678
5.   Jhun E, He Y, Yao Y, Molokie RE, Wilkie DJ, Wang ZJ, Dopamine D3 receptor Ser9Gly and catechol-O-methyltransferase Val158Met polymorphisms and acute pain in sickle cell disease. Anesthesia & Analgesia 2014, 119(5):1201-7. PMID: 25102390
6.   He Y, Yang C, Kirkmire CM, and Wang ZJ, Regulation of opioid tolerance by let-7 family microRNA targeting the μ opioid receptor. J Neurosci 2010;30(30):10251-8. PMID: 20668208.

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