About the Project
PhD student positions are available for highly motivated individuals with interest in studying stem cell biology and brain development using a combination of molecular, cellular, genetic, and bioinformatics approaches. The projects will involve utilizing mouse models with transcriptomic and translatomic analysis to dissect gene regulatory mechanisms that control neural stem cell development in the mammalian brain. Another potential avenue of research involves the study of the molecular and cellular basis of rare neurodevelopmental disorders, using patient induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived cells and mouse disease models. The students will be fully funded and work in the laboratory of Dr. Guang Yang (yanglaboratory.ca) in the Departments of Medical Genetics and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of Calgary, Canada. The research group is multidisciplinary and collaborates closely with clinical geneticists, chemical engineers and bioinformaticians. Besides, the students will also benefit from the friendly and inclusive culture of the laboratory with a highly motivating working environment.
Please send a single PDF file containing a cover letter describing (i) your previous research experience, (ii) future goals, and (iii) why studying stem cells and brain development is of interest to you, together with your CV, and relevant transcripts to “email@example.com” with the subject line “PhD Student Position”.
About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.
About Calgary, Alberta
Calgary, Canada’s fastest-growing major city, is vibrant and multicultural, with a population of more than 1.2 million. Situated near the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park and Lake Louise, Calgary offers a great quality of life and outstanding recreational activities.
The students will receive full stipend support and will also be encouraged to apply for internal and external scholarships.
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Research Program Description: The Lambert lab (http://www.crchudequebec.ulaval.ca/en/research/researchers/jean-philippe-lambert/) is seeking a master student to contribute to on-going quantitative and functional proteomics...Apply