A postdoctoral position is available immediately to study the development and maintenance of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in the CNS endothelial cells at the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas.
The blood-brain barrier protects the brain from circulating toxins and foreign bodies. Compromise in BBB integrity is reported in several neurological diseases including stroke. We have been using various epigenetic, molecular, transgenic, and gene targeting approaches to understand the development of BBB and exploit this understanding to develop therapeutic strategies to repair leaky BBB after an injury.
Self-motivated individuals with a Ph.D. degree in any area of biomedical sciences and especially those who are skilled in epigenetics, molecular biology, and animal experience are encouraged to apply. Please send CV and names of three references to Peeyush.K.ThankamaniPandit@uth.tmc.edu