A post-doctoral fellow position is available in the Forsthoefel Lab (https://omrf.org/research-faculty/scientists/forsthoefel-david/) to investigate fundamental and medically relevant mechanisms of regeneration in planarian flatworms. We seek a highly motivated, curious individual to pursue independent research in the areas of injury-induced regulation of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and proteostasis, or coordination of regenerative proliferation. Using the model planarian Schmidtea mediterranea, the Forsthoefel Lab investigates fundamental mechanisms of intestinal tissue repair, and aims to identify novel regulators of pathways implicated in human gastrointestinal pathologies like colon cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. Opportunities for collaborative research in zebrafish, Drosophila, C. elegans, and other models are available. We utilize a variety of approaches including functional genomics, bioinformatics, molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, and confocal microscopy. Our group is located in a newly renovated lab space, and is a member of the rapidly growing Functional and Chemical Genomics Program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In addition to competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, relocation assistance is also available.
For more information, please email David Forsthoefel at firstname.lastname@example.org.