Postdoctoral research opportunities are available in many laboratories of faculty studying various aspects of Stem Cell Biology. Interested individuals should email faculty members directly with inquiries on positions and openings.
The aim of the post-doctoral program in Stem Cell Biology is to prepare a new generation of scientists with an in-depth understanding of stem cell biology who will conduct cutting-edge research in this rapidly evolving field. We provide an intellectually diverse, highly collaborative and rigorous research environment that emphasizes the basic principles of stem cell biology and their applications in biology and medicine.
Stem cell studies have demonstrated unexpected plasticity of cellular differentiation programs and challenged the long-standing paradigm of progressive irreversibility of cell fate during development. Stem cell biology interfaces with development, tissue growth and homeostasis, and regeneration. In addition, stem cell biology has direct relevance to disease. For example, cancer can be viewed as a disease of improperly regulated stem cell and differentiation programs. Moreover, the potential use of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells for regenerative medicine is currently limited by their tumorigenic potential.
Our program addresses stem cell biology in four broad research areas: (A) programming and reprogramming, lineage restriction and development, (B) tissue stem cells and disease, (C) regeneration and homeostasis, and (D) cancer and stem cells. The research activities of the faculty cut across traditional departmental and institutional boundaries. In addition to clinical and cell-based studies, members of the center utilize a variety of model organisms in their research, including vertebrate models such as rodents and chick as well as invertebrate models such as fruit flies and worms. Many important problems in stem cell biology are being worked out in invertebrate model system studies, including signal transduction, chromatin modifications, and RNA-mediated controls. In addition, these organisms offer methods for facile gene discovery and high-throughput whole-organism analyses. By covering many model systems, our program bridges the gap between basic and clinical studies, thereby facilitating advances stem cell biology and its medical applications.
The Center sponsors a competitive postdoctoral fellowship each year.
- Stem Cell Seminar Series (Stem Cell Club)
- Developmental Genetics / Stem Cell Biology Tutorial (Presentations)
- “Scientific Integrity and the Responsible Conduct of Research” Course
Postdoctoral mentoring program
See other features of Sackler Institute postdoctoral program at http://sackler.med.nyu.edu/postdoc/
including career development and grant writing training.