Cell competition recognizes and eliminates abnormal cells during development. It is thought to be important in aging and cancer. Our group has identified the cell competition pathway that responds to and eliminates cells with mutant ribosomal protein genes. Positions are available for molecular and developmental studies to better understand the mechanisms and functional contributions of cell competition. Successful applicants will employ multidisciplinary genetic, molecular genetic, biochemical, and imaging approaches to characterize cell competition in flies and/or mice. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated with a PhD or equivalent. Experience in molecular genetics, Drosophila, mouse or yeast genetics, or ribosomes and translation may be an advantage.
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1. Baker, N.E. Emerging mechanisms of cell competition. Nature Reviews Genetics, 2020 21: 683-697.