Postdoctoral Training Opportunities

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of: race, color, religion, national origin, gender (including sexual harassment), age, disability, citizenship, and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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Advanced Imaging Research Center (AIRC) Jiaen Liu, Ph.D. Neuroimaging
  Jae Mo Park, Ph.D. Metabolic Neuroimaging Research
Anesthesiology and Pain Management David R. Busch, Ph.D. Non- and minimally-invasive diffuse optical tissue monitoring
Biochemistry David Chuang, Ph.D.  X-Ray Crystallography  
  Yonghao Yu, Ph.D. Chemoproteomics/Covalent Protein Modifications/Cancer Biology
Bioinformatics Jian Zhou, Ph.D. Computational Biology
  Jarett Berry, M.D. High-Field (7T) Skeletal Muscle MR Spectroscopy​
Biophysics Khuloud Jaqaman, Ph.D. Quantitative analysis of receptor interactions and signaling
  Matthew Parker, Ph.D. Study mechanisms of DNA replication initiation
Cell Biology Fei Wang, Ph.D. Autophagy in Gametogenesis and Cell Development
  Konstantin Doubrovinski, Ph.D. Fluid-structure modeling for simulating embryonic development
Center for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases Rachel Bailey, Ph.D. Gene Therapy Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care Madhukar Trivedi, M.D. Research Imaging (MRI) in Mood Disorders
  Madhukar Trivedi, M.D. Research Imaging (EEG) in Mood Disorders
Children’s Research Institute Jian Xu, Ph.D. Gene Regulation, Single-Cell Genomics, Computational Biology, and Machine Learning
  Jian Xu, Ph.D. Epigenetics, Metabolism, and Gene Regulation in Hematopoiesis and Leukemia
  Michalis Agathocleous, Ph.D. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Metabolism
Dermatology Richard C. Wang, M.D., Ph.D. DNA Tumor Viruses
  Tamia A. Harris-Tryon, M.D., Ph.D. Skin Microbiome and Innate Immunity
  Lu Q. Le, M.D., Ph.D. Molecular Mechanisms and Translational Research in Neurofibromatosis
  Donald A. Glass II, M.D., Ph.D. Genetics and Molecular Mechanisms of Cutaneous Disease
Green Center for  Reproductive Biology Jin Chen, Ph.D.

Translational Control and Functional Genomics

  Laura Banaszynski, Ph.D.

Epigenetics and Stem Cell Biology

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

Structural Biology and Biochemistry of Gene Regulation

  W. Lee Kraus, Ph.D. & Xin Liu, 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

  Yunsun Nam, Ph.D. RNA biochemistry and Structural Biology
Hamon Center for Therapeutic Oncology Research James Kim., M.D., Ph.D. Developmental Pathways in Lung Cancer Biology
Immunology Nan Yan, Ph.D. Innate Immunity in Cancer Immunology and Neurodegenetive Disease
  Tiffany Reese, Ph.D. Autophagy and Immune Response to Viruses
  Bruce Beutler, M.D. Molecular Mechanisms of Metabolic Diseases
Internal Medicine Suzanne Conzen, M.D. Cancer Biology
  Rodney Infante, M.D., Ph.D. Cancer Cachexia and Obesity
  Kevin Williams, Ph.D. Exercise-induced Synaptic Plasticity
  Michael Shiloh, M.D., Ph.D. Mucosal Immunology and Neuroimmunology
  James Brugarolas, M.D., Ph.D. Molecular Mechanisms and Translational Cancer Research
  James Brugarolas, M.D., Ph.D. Bioinformatics, Genomics, and Personalized Medicine in Kidney Cancer
  Sangeetha Reddy, M.D., M.S.C.I.

Breast Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy

  Ravikanth Maddipati, M.D.

Molecular Mechanisms of Metastasis, Therapy Resistance, and Tumor Evolution in Pancreatic Cancer

  Hans-Christian Reinecker, M.D. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Tumor Immunology
  Stephen Chung, M.D. Hematopoiesis, Leukemia, and Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes
Kidney Cancer James Brugarolas, M.D., Ph.D. Molecular Mechanisms and Translational Cancer Research
McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development V. Vinod Mootha, M.D. Genetics of Eye Disease
Molecular Biology Chun-Li Zhang, Ph.D. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
  Ondine Cleaver, Ph.D. Study of Cell Fate During Organogenesis
  Jenna L. Jewell, Ph.D. Glutamine Sensing and Cancer Biology
  Elizabeth Chen, Ph.D. Cell Fusion in Development and Regeneration
  Kathryn A. O’Donnell, Ph.D. Lung Cancer Pathogenesis
  Chun-Li Zhang, Ph.D. Neural Injury and Regeneration
  Jin Jiang, Ph.D. Cell Signaling Mechanism in Development and Regeneration
Neurology and Neurotherapeutics Juan M. Pascual, M.D., Ph.D. Neurophysiology
Neuroscience Mark Henkemeyer, Ph.D. Pain and Addiction Researcher / Drug Development
  Helen Lai, Ph.D. Mechanisms of Nociceptor Development and Maintenance
  Nan Li, Ph.D. Neuroimaging at UTSW
  Mark Henkemeyer, Ph.D. Medicinal Chemist/Drug Development
  Helen Lai, Ph.D. Transcriptional Mechanisms required for Nociceptor Development
  Jay Gibson Ph.D. & Kimberly Huber Ph.D. Neuroscience – Circuits, Development, and Autism
  Jane E. Johnson, Ph.D. Transcriptional Control of Neural Development
  Shin Yamazaki, Ph.D. Circadian Biology
Neurosurgery Nader Pouratian, M.D. Ph.D. Human Intracranial Neurophysiology
  Bradley Lega, M.D. Human Electrophysiology
  Kalil G. Abdullah, M.D, MSc Translational Neuro-Oncology
Ob/Gyn Lee Kraus, Ph.D. & Mala Mahendroo, Ph.D. Molecular Mechanisms of Female Reproductive Biology
  Lee Kraus, Ph.D. Reproductive Biology and Gene Regulation
Ophthalmology Danielle M. Robertson, OD, Ph.D. Pathobiology of Pseudomonas keratitis
Pathology Peter Ly, Ph.D. Genomic Instability and Cancer Genetics
  Srinivas Malladi, Ph.D. Minimal Residual Disease and Metastasis
  Hasan Zaki, Ph.D. Inflammation and Cancer Research
  Yingfei Wang, Ph.D. DNA Damage, Oxidative Stress, Neurodegeneration and Cell Death
  Weibo Luo, Ph.D. Hypoxia, Metabolism and Epigenetics in Cancer
Pediatric Cardiology Mohammad Hussain, M.D., Ph.D. Computational Modelling in Clinical Cardiology
Pharmacology Benjamin P. Weaver, Ph.D. Proteolytic Mechanisms in Cell Fate, Signaling, and Gene Expression
  Elisabeth D. Martinez, Ph.D. Cancer Research
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Yasin Dhaher, Ph.D. Neuromuscular Research
Physiology Chengcheng (Alec) Zhang, Ph.D. Translational Cancer Immunology
  Xing Zeng, Ph.D. Bidirectional Communication
  Yi Liu, Ph.D. Mechanism of Gene Regulation
Population and Data Sciences Tao Wang, Ph.D. Bioinformatics 
  Lin Xu, Ph.D. Bioinformatics
Psychiatry Ryan Butler, Ph.D. Gene Therapy for Rare Genetic Diseases
  Steven Shabel, Ph.D. Systems Neuroscience / Integrating function, structure, and molecular identity of habenula neurons
  Jun Yamamoto, Ph.D. Systems Neuroscience / Cortico - Hippocampal Interaction Study
Radiation Oncology MAIA Lab Medical Physics and Engineering
  Xuejun Gu, Ph.D. and Weiguo Lu, Ph.D. Medical Physics
  Kang-Hsin (Ken) Wang, Ph.D. Quantitative Optical Tomography for Pre-clinical Radiotherapy Research
Radiology Elena Vinogradov, Ph.D. CEST-MRI
  Joseph Maldjian, M.D. & Elizabeth Davenport, Ph.D. Optically Pumped Magnetometery (OPM) Post-doctoral Researcher
  Zhiyue Wang, Ph.D. MMRI Research
  Ralph Mason, Ph.D. Image-Guided Cancer Therapy
  Joseph Maldjian, M.D. Brain Injury in Contact Sports
  Spencer Bowen, Ph.D. PET Physics Research
  Xiankai Sun, Ph.D. Synthetic Chemistry for Molecular Imaging
Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center Ken Westover, M.D., Ph.D. Structure Based Drug Design and Structural Mechanisms of Cancer
  Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D. Translational Breast Cancer Research
  Cheng-Ming Chaing, Ph.D. Transcription, Chromatin, Epigenetics, HPV, Molecular Virology, Cancer Biology, and Small Compound Inhibitors
Surgery Michael Dellinger, Ph.D. Translational Research on Complex Lymphatic Anomalies
  Benjamin Levi, M.D. Immunology and Cell Fate
  Benjamin Levi, M.D. Extremity Trauma and Cell Fate
  Matteo Ligorio, M.D., Ph.D. Cancer Bioinformatics Scientist
  Matteo Ligorio, M.D., Ph.D. Biology of Human Tumors