An NIH post-doctoral fellowship (R01HL130249) to study genetic mechanisms in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is available in the Ray lab at BCM (https://molecularneurobiology.org).
This position will head an effort to carry out a first of its kind genetic screen to identify genes that are required for neuro-developmental and cellular processes critical to protective neonate respiratory reflexes that may be perturbed in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other congenital respiratory pathophysiologies. To that end, we are in a unique position to leverage the BCM Knockout Mouse Project-2 (KOMP2) effort to knock out or mutate and characterize every gene in the mouse genome. To screen KOMP2 mutants, we will utilize an array of novel and highly innovative closed loop feature detection robotic platforms for automated neonate cardio-respiratory measurements developed in our lab (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiOV1F6fnFA). Successful outcomes will uncover genetic, molecular, and cellular developmental processes critical to neonate cardio-respiratory function that may play a role in congenital pathophysiologies.
The candidate should have a doctoral degree, strong research background, and initiative to lead projects. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated with a strong interest in translational research. Applicants with a successful and productive research track-record will be trained as needed for this project.
Please respond with a cover letter including a description of work experience, C.V., and contact information for two references to:
Russell Ray, Ph.D.
Ray Lab Website: https://www.molecularneurobiology.org
BCM Website: https://www.bcm.edu/russell-ray-29268