Cell competition, a cell fitness sensing mechanism by which abnormal cells are eliminated during animal development, is thought to regulate organ growth and tumor development (Baker Curr Opin Cell Biology 48:40-46 2017; Maruyama & Fujita Curr Opin Cell Biology 48:106-112 2017).
Positions are available in the laboratories of Dr. Nicholas Baker and Cristina Montagna to study the mechanisms and physiological functions of cell competition using either Drosophila or mice. Elimination of unfit cells including aneuploid cells will be studied at the molecular level. Our research is interdisciplinary and involves molecular genetics, cell biology and biochemistry studies. The successful applicant will have a PhD in a relevant discipline, ambition and the drive to succeed in scientific research. Experience in molecular biology or in Drosophila or mouse developmental genetics may be an advantage.
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