Applications are invited from highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals for an MRC funded PhD position in the laboratory of Dr. Raman Das at the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at the University of Manchester, UK.
This position will commence in September 2018.
This exciting project builds on our recent discovery of a new form of cell sub-division (apical abscission) that regulates shedding of the apical tips of newborn neurons, leading to an acute loss of cell polarity and retention of the centrosome (Das and Storey, Science, 2014). How these neurons re-establish their polarity and subsequently extend an axon in the correct orientation is now a key question in the field. This project will focus on the role of the retained centrosome in re-establishment of polarity in the new-born neuron by using a combination of cutting-edge live tissue imaging and super-resolution imaging.
Further details and information on how to apply are available here
Further information about the University of Manchester MRC DTP programme is available here
Deadline for applications: 17th of November 2017
Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be directed to Dr. Raman Das at firstname.lastname@example.org.