Postdoctoral Fellows in Cell Metabolism, Diabetes and Aging

Posted Date: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Molecular Medicine
Position Description: 

Nature of Work: Two Postdoc in Cell Metabolism, Diabetes and Aging

Two postdoctoral positions are available at Barshop Aging Institute of University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, a leading institute in aging research, to work in the areas of signal transduction, cell metabolism, obesity, diabetes, fatty liver disease, and aging. Our ongoing research focuses on the nutrient regulation of glucose/lipid metabolism and energy balance, as well as the identification of new therapeutic mechanisms for fatty liver disease and insulin resistance in diabetes and aging-related metabolic disease (Li Y, et al. Cell Metabolism, 2011; Gastroenterology, 2014; Luo T, et al. Diabetes, 2016). We generate a variety of genetically-modified mouse models and human disease-related animal models including obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and aging-related metabolic diseases.

Position Requirements: 

The ideal candidate are exceptionally motivated, creative, and committed to scientific discovery and have strong academic training in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, and animal models. Candidates with a strong background in metabolism, ER stress or autophagy biology are strongly encouraged to apply for the positions.

How to Apply: 

To apply, please submit a cover letter to Dr. Mengwei Zang’s email: and attach: curriculum vitae, a one-page personal statement describing your scientific accomplishments and research interests, and contact information (including phone numbers) of three references. For more information of the research work of Zang laboratory, please visit

Contact Name: 
Mengwei Zang
Contact Email: 
Deadline to Apply: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Job Number: 

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