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Postdoctoral Training Opportunities

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Department/CenterPITitle
Anesthesiology and Pain Management David R. Busch, Ph.D. Non- and minimally-invasive diffuse optical tissue monitoring
Biochemistry Chuo Chen, Ph.D. Synthetic Chemistry
Bioinformatics Jian Zhou, Ph.D.Jian Xu, Ph.D.  Gene Regulation, Computational Biology and Machine Learning​​
  Jian Zhou, Ph.D. Computational Biology
Biophysics Elizabeth Goldsmith, Ph.D. Drug discovery, Crystallography, and Osmosensing of WNK kinases
  Luke Rice, Ph.D. Microtubule structure, dynamics, and regulation
  Khuloud Jaqaman, Ph.D. Derivation of in situ molecular interactions using single-molecule data
  Michael Rosen Ph.D. Structural analyses of biomolecular condensates using cryoelectron tomography
Cardiology Anand Rohatgi, M.D.  Deep Protein/Lipid Phenotyping of Reverse Cholesterol Transport in Humans
  Beverly Rothermel, Ph.D. Molecular Cardiology, Metabolism, and Circadian Biology
  Beverly Rothermel, Ph.D. CRISPR/Cas9 editing of iPSCs to study Down syndrome​
  Jarett Berry, M.D. High-Field (7T) Skeletal Muscle MR Spectroscopy
  Hesham Sadek, M.D., Ph.D. CRISPR-Mediated Genome editing in cardiomyopathy
  Hesham Sadek, M.D., Ph.D. Cardiomyocyte Structural Biology
Cell Biology Saikat Mukhopadhyay, M.D., Ph.D. Cilia, Development Diseases, and Cancer
  Lily Huang, Ph.D. Hematopoiesis and Leukemia
  Denise K. Marciano, M.D., Ph.D. Cell and Developmental Biology of the Kidney
Center for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases Rachel Bailey, Ph.D. Gene Therapy Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Center for the Genetics of Host Defense Zhao Zhang, Ph.D. Molecular Mechanisms of Metabolic Diseases
Children’s Research Institute Jian Xu, Ph.D.Jian Zhou, Ph.D.  Gene Regulation, Computational Biology and Machine Learning​​
  Gerta Hoxhaj, Ph.D. Nutrient Signaling and Cancer Metabolism
  Sam McBrayer, Ph.D. Glioma Biology and Metabolism
  Michalis Agathocleous, Ph.D. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Metabolism
Dermatology Kiyoshi Ariizumi, Ph.D. Resistance to Cancer Immunotherapy
  Tamia A. Harris-Tryon, M.D., Ph.D. Skin Microbiome and Innate Immunity
  Lu Q. Le, M.D., Ph.D. Cancer Biology and Stem Cell Biology
Green Center for Reproductive Biology Laura Banaszynski, Ph.D.

Epigenetics and Stem Cell Biology

  Mala Mahendroo, Ph.D.

Reproductive Biology

  W. Lee Kraus, Ph.D. & Yunsun Nam, Ph.D.

Structural Biology and Biochemistry of Gene Regulation

  W. Lee Kraus, Ph.D.

Molecular Mechanisms, Computational Genomics, Mouse Genetic Models, RNA Biology and Noncoding RNAs, Protein Structure, Translational/Clinical

  Benjamin Sabari, Ph.D. Phase Separation and Nuclear Condensates in Gene Control
  Yunsun Nam, Ph.D. RNA biochemistry and Structural Biology
  Xin Liu, Ph.D. Chromatin Structure and Epigenetics
Green Center for Systems Biology Milo Lin, Ph.D. & Kimberly Reynolds, Ph.D. Molecular Evolution
Hamon Center for Therapeutic Oncology Research James Kim., M.D., Ph.D. Developmental Pathways in Lung Cancer Biology
Hematology/Oncology Sangeetha Reddy, M.D., M.S.C.I. Breast Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy
Immunology Nan Yan, Ph.D. Innate Immunity, Autoimmune Disease and Cancer
  Zhenyu Zhong, Ph.D. Inflammation, homeostasis, and disease
Internal Medicine/Hematology Oncology James Brugarolas, M.D., Ph.D. Molecular Mechanisms and Translational Research in Kidney Cancer
  James Brugarolas, M.D., Ph.D.

Bioinformatics, Genomics, and Personalized Medicine in Kidney Cancer

Internal Medicine Raksha Jain, M.D.

Cystic Fibrosis, Neutrophilic Inflammation, and Host-Pathogen Interactions

  Hans-Christian Reinecker, M.D. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Tumor Immunology
  Audrey N. Chang, Ph.D. & Richard Miller, M.D. Pathobiology of Striated Muscle Loss and Dysfunction
  Suzanne Conzen, M.D. Cancer Biology
  Fei Wang, Ph.D. Autophagy in Gametogenesis and Cell Development
  Yujin Hoshida, M.D., Ph.D. Translational Research of Liver Cancer
  Jeffrey Zigman, M.D., Ph.D. Metabolic Responses to Exercise
  Jeffrey Zigman, M.D., Ph.D. Clamp Technology
  Stephen Chung, M.D. Hematopoiesis, Leukemia, and Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes
  Kevin Williams, Ph.D. Exercise-induced Synaptic Plasticity
  Michael Shiloh, M.D., Ph.D. Mucosal, Adaptive and Innate Immunity in the context of mycobacterial infection
McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development Maria Chahrour, Ph.D.  Neurodevelopmental Disease
  Chen Liu, Ph.D. Neural Control of Energy Homeostasis
Microbiology Iván D’Orso, Ph.D. Virology, Immunology and Genomics
  Iván D’Orso, Ph.D. Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology
Molecular Biology Jenna L. Jewell, Ph.D. Nutrient Sensing and Cancer Biology​
  Jin Jiang, Ph.D. Cell Signaling Mechanism in Development and Regeneration
  Kathryn A. O’Donnell, Ph.D. Lung Cancer Pathogenesis
  Kim Orth, Ph.D. Host-pathogen Interactions
  Chun-Li Zhang, Ph.D. Neural Degeneration and Regeneration
Molecular Genetics Xiaochun Li, Ph.D. Cholesterol metabolism, biosynthesis, and signaling
Nephrology Vishal Patel, Ph.D. RNA metabolism and RNA-based therapeutics for Polycystic Kidney Disease
Neurology and Neurotherapeutics Juan M. Pascual, M.D., Ph.D. Neurophysiology – large animals
  Nancy Monson, Ph.D. Fellowship in Neuroimmunology
Neurology Amyn Habib, M.D. Cancer Biology and Signal Transduction
Neuroscience Wei Xu, Ph.D. Elucidating the Functional Organization of Memory Circuits
  Weichun Lin Ph.D. Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms
Ophthalmology Danielle Robertson, O.D., Ph.D. Receptor Tyrosine Kinases in Mitochondrial Health and Disease
  Danielle Robertson, O.D., Ph.D. Pathobiology of Pseudomonas Keratitis
  John Hulleman, Ph.D. Ocular Protein Misfolding Diseases
Pathology Qing Zhang, Ph.D.      Characterization of Novel Oxygen Sensing Signaling in Cancer
Jaehyup Kim, M.D., Ph.D. Immune Regulation and Cancer Research
  Hasan Zaki, Ph.D. Inflammation and Cancer Research
  Payal Kapur, M.D. Kidney Cancer
  Yingfei Wang, Ph.D. Cell Death Research
  Weibo Luo, Ph.D. Tumor Hypoxia, Metabolism, and Gene Regulation
  Yingfei Wang, Ph.D. DNA Damage and Cell Death Research
  Peter Ly, Ph.D. Genomic Instability and Cancer Genetics
  Srinivas Malladi, Ph.D. Minimal Residual Disease and Metastasis
  Esra Akbay, Ph.D. Lung Cancer Biology
Pediatrics Steven Gray, Ph.D.   Postdoctoral Research Associate for AAV Capsid Development
  Steven Gray, Ph.D.   Postdoctoral Research Associate for AAV Gene Therapy Preclinical Studies
  Dawn Wetzel, M.D., Ph.D. Host:Pathogen Interactions and Drug Discovery
  Matthias Wolf, M.D. Drug development, development of stable cell lines, and protein biochemistry
  Philip W. Shaul, M.D. Vascular Endothelial Cells
  Stephen Skapek, M.D. Postdoctoral Researcher in Childhood Cancer
  Kenneth S. Chen, M.D. Molecular Mechanisms of Childhood Cancer Biology
Pharmacology Joel Goodman, Ph.D. Organelle Cell Biology
Physiology Yi Liu, Ph.D. Mechanisms of Genetic Codes and Circadian Clocks
  Anju Sreelatha, Ph.D. Selenoproteins
  Daisuke Hattori, Ph.D. Neural Circuit and Behavior
Population and Data Sciences Simon Craddock Lee, Ph.D., MPH Interventional Healthcare Delivery
  Lin Xu, Ph.D.  Next Generation Sequencing/Bioinformatics
  Sandi Pruitt, Ph.D. Cancer Epidemiology and Health Services Research
  Guanghua Xiao, Ph.D. Bioinformatics
  Tao Wang, Ph.D. Bioinformatics
Radiation Oncology Xuejun Gu, Ph.D. and Weiguo Lu, Ph.D. Medical Physics
  You Zhang, Ph.D.   Tumor Imaging and Reconstruction for Advanced Image-guided Radiation Therapy
  Steve Jiang, Ph.D./MAIA Lab Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Medicine​
  Guo-Min Li, Ph.D. Cellular Mechanisms
  Wen Jiang M.D., Ph.D. Cancer Immune Nanomedicine
  Raquibul Hannan, M.D., Ph.D. Immuno-Oncology Postdoctoral Fellowship
Radiology Zhiyue J. Wang, Ph.D. MRI Research
  Joseph Maldjian, M.D. Optically Pumped Magnetometery (OPM)
  Caroline De Gracia Lux, Ph.D. Immunotherapy and Genetics
  Ivan Pedrosa, M.D., Ph.D. Development of Non-invasive Physiologic Predictors of Aggressiveness in Renal Tumors with MRI
  Jacques Lux, Ph.D. Translational Nanomedicine
  Elena Vinogradov, Ph.D. Novel Endogenous Contrast Mechanisms
  Todd C. Soesbe, Ph.D. Translational Spectral CT Research
  Robert F. Mattrey, M.D. Translational Research for Ultrasound Theranostics
  Xiankai Sun, Ph.D. Synthetic Chemistry for Molecular Imaging
Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center Jinming Gao, Ph.D.

Immunology, Cancer Biology, Metabolomics, Proteomics, Single Cell Analysis

  Cheng-Ming Chaing, Ph.D. Transcription, Chromatin, Epigenetics, HPV, Molecular Virology, Cancer Biology, and Small Compound Inhibitors
Surgery Matteo Ligorio, M.D., Ph.D. Cancer Bioinformatics Scientist
  Matteo Ligorio, M.D., Ph.D. Biology of Human Tumors
  Benjamin Levi, M.D. Extremity Trauma and Cell Fate
Urology Linda Baker, M.D. Genetics/Development
  Ganesh Raj, M.D., Ph.D. Therapeutic Resistance in Cancer