A PhD student position is available to study the role of sex chromosome genes in gamete formation in the Monika Ward laboratory (http://www.ibr.hawaii.edu/faculty/monika-ward/) at the University of Hawaii.
Dr. Ward's group research interest is on male fertility/infertility, spermatogenesis, assisted reproduction technologies (ART), and the role of sex chromosome genes in reproduction. The current project utilizes advancements in cell reprogramming to understand sex specific differences pertaining to effects of sex chromosomes and X/Y genes on germline development in a mouse model and involves in vitro gamete reconstitution, cytogenetic/molecular biology analyses of cells, and ART.
The candidate should have interest in germinal stem cells. Prior experience in reproductive biology and involvement in a research project are desirable.
The candidate will be expected to join the Developmental and Reproductive Biology (DRB) Graduate Program: http://www3.jabsom.hawaii.edu/Grad_DRB/index.html and will have to meet the entry requirements for PhD with the University of Hawaii Office of Graduate Education as defined at https://manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate/.
A successful candidate will be provided with a Research Assistantship and a tuition waiver.
For consideration, please send the following to Dr. Monika Ward (email@example.com):