- Written by Colleen M Ambron
- Category: Welcome Prospective CHOP Research Trainees!
- Created: 22 November 2013
A Postdoctoral Fellowship is available in the Division of Oncology working with Dr. Carolyn Felix
About the CHOP Research Institute:
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute is an interdisciplinary institution dedicated to conducting basic, clinical and translational research on conditions and diseases that affect children, and is part of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania research community.
Candidates must have a recent Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in the biological sciences. Experience with zebrafish and zebrafish hematopoiesis is beneficial. Excellent qualifications from graduate school training in the areas of cell and molecular biology are essential.
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Carolyn A. Felix, M.D., Center for Childhood Cancer Research. The successful candidate will use zebra fish as a model organism to recapitulate the role of the transcriptional regulator MLL (Mixed Lineage Leukemia) in developmental hematopoeisis and study the dysfunction in this process in leukemogenesis. A range of whole organism, cellular, molecular and genetic approaches will be used to study different hematopoietic cell populations in the zebrafish and identify and study candidate genes and pathways that are regulated by zmll and MLL fusion oncoproteins.