Post-doctoral positions in the field of evolutionary and developmental skin genetics (U Penn)

Kamberov Laboratory, Department of Genetics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Post-doctoral positions are available in the field of evolutionary and developmental skin genetics.

Our lab’s research focuses on unraveling the developmental networks and genetic changes that underlie the divergence of humans from other species and for the diversity of present-day human populations. We are broadly interested in evolution of humans, but the core focus of the lab is on the skin and its appendages. We pursue these goals in order to not only understand the genetic origins of human specialization and variation but also seek to apply our findings to the betterment of human health. Available projects include: dissection of genetic pathways of skin appendage development and regeneration in mouse models; discovery and modeling of human adaptive variants using transgenic mice; high throughput screening for genetic elements controlling the development and uniqueness of human skin appendages.

A doctorate in biology or related field is required. Applicants with a strong background in genetics/genomics, developmental biology and molecular biology are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should provide: 1) your CV 2) A brief letter detailing your interest in the lab and relevant past research experience 3) The contact information for three references who can comment on your research. Application materials and any questions regarding the position should be sent to Yana Kamberov: yana2@mail.med.upenn.edu

Kamberov, Y. G., Wang, S., Tan, J., Gerbault, P., Wark, A., Tan, L., Yang, Y., Li, S., Tang, K., Chen, H., Powell, A., Itan, Y., Fuller, D., Lohmueller, J., Mao, J., Schachar, A., Paymer, M., Hostetter, E., Byrne, E., Burnett, M., McMahon, A. P., Thomas, M. G., Lieberman, D. E., Jin, L., Tabin, C. J., Morgan, B. A., Sabeti, P. C.: Modeling recent human evolution in mice by expression of a selected EDAR variant. Cell 152(4): 691-702, 2013.
Kamberov, Y. G., Karlsson, E. K., Kamberova, G. L., Lieberman, D. E., Sabeti, P. C., Morgan, B. A., Tabin, C. J.: A genetic basis of variation in eccrine sweat gland and hair follicle density. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 112(32): 9932-7, 2015.

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