The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Postdoctoral Positions in Signaling Mechanisms of Muscle Metabolism and Regeneration

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Houston, TX, United States

Postdocs in Cellular Signaling Underlying Metabolism in Type 2 Diabetes and Muscle Stem Cell Function


Two NIH funded postdoctoral positions are available to study how intracellular signaling controls skeletal muscle metabolism (relevant to type 2 diabetes) and muscle stem cell activity. See for more details about our research program!


Mitochondrial Biology and Metabolism

One position is available to investigate molecular signaling mechanisms that control mitochondrial function and nutrient utilization in normal and obese states. The postdoctoral scholar will use mouse genetic models and ex vivo approaches to study regulation of skeletal muscle metabolism by cAMP-regulated pathways. The fellow will work closely with the PI and an interdisciplinary team with access to outstanding state-of-the-art facilities for mouse phenotyping, animal and cellular imaging, biochemistry and molecular biology.


Muscle Stem Cell Proliferation

A second postdoctoral position is available to study cAMP-regulated transcription in skeletal muscle stem cells using state-of-the art mouse genetic tools and imaging modalities as part of an NIH-funded project. The postdoctoral scholar will investigate signaling mechanisms that regulate transcriptional pathways that drive proliferation of skeletal muscle stem cells after injury. Approaches include experimental injury models in transgenic mice, advanced flow cytometry, transcriptomics and biochemical analysis of post-translational modifications.


Postdoctoral trainees will work closely with the PI to create individual development plans and participate in training activities in the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. McGovern Medical School supports a robust Postdoctoral Training Certificate Program as well as Postdoctoral Association.


Applicants should send a cover letter, CV and names of three references to

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Postdoctoral Positions in Signaling Mechanisms of Muscle Metabolism and Regeneration