The Deans laboratory at the University of Utah is recruiting motivated postdoctoral fellows to fill NIH-funded research positions investigating the role of Planar Cell Polarity (PCP) signaling during Inner Ear development and cochlear innervation. We apply basic developmental biology, mouse genetics, and biochemical approaches to define mechanisms of sensory receptor hair cell differentiation and innervation using the mouse as a model system. Please see these recent examples of our discoveries in this area:
“Frizzled3 and Frizzled6 Cooperate with Vangl2 to Direct Cochlear Innervation by type II Spiral Ganglion Neurons” Journal of Neuroscience (2019)
“A non-autonomous function of the core PCP protein VANGL2 directs peripheral axon turning in the developing cochlea” Development (2018)
The Deans lab is located in a highly dynamic research environment hosted by the Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy. In addition, Utah provides unparalleled lifestyle and outdoor recreation opportunities for a superior work/life balance.
Candidates should carry a PhD in the areas of developmental biology or neurobiology. Salary will be commensurate with prior research experience and NIH guides.
For consideration send a CV to Michael Deans, PhD (email@example.com).