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Postdoctoral Position Open in the Laboratory of Dr. Spagnoli at Rush University Medical Center

Modified: March 30, 2015

Dr. Anna Spagnoli has almost 20 years of research experience in the bone and cartilage field. Her research focuses on discovering the ability of growth factors to control adult stem cells for tissue regeneration, and understanding the mechanisms of tissue development to empower the regenerative responses during the tissue repairing process. Her studies, by simultaneously looking at stem cell biology and tissue development, have represented a unique opportunity to discover and fully optimize the clinical use of adult stem cells in bone and cartilage diseases. Dr. Spagnoli has extensively published in this field. Her research has been funded by NIH (2 R01s) and numerous other agencies and foundations. Dr. Spagnoli has mentored over twenty graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty members.

Applicants for this postdoctoral position should possess a PhD or MD/PhD in Genetics, Cell Biology, Immunology, Biomedical Engineering or a related field. Candidates should be proficient in molecular biology techniques including in-situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, gel-shift assays, Western blots, transcription reporter assays, RT-PCR and cell culture techniques including flow cytometry. Candidates should also have experience working with transgenic and knockout mice.

The successful candidate will gain experience in a number of cutting edge molecular and cellular biological techniques, biomechanical testing, nanoparticles for protein/drug delivery, and in vivo animal imaging. Laboratory projects have great potential to become independent research projects that would further ambitious, motivated postdoctoral careers.

As an academic medical center, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to advancing medical knowledge through research. Investigators at Rush are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including clinical and basic research studies to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices, as well as to expand scientific and medical knowledge.

Please submit CV to Lori Palfalvi, Research Administrator in the Department of Pediatrics, email: Lori_Palfalvi@rush.edu.

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