The McNeill Lab is part of the department of Developmental Biology at Washington University School of Medicine. The lab has a broad interest in how tissue growth and tissue patterning are regulated in development. Using biochemical and genetic approaches, they focus on how Fat cadherins and the Hippo pathway regulate development. They then explore these finding in vivo, using mice, flies and hydra.
We are seeking outstanding applicants to join us. Applicants are expected to have a PhD or MD/PhD in a relevant area, including, but not limited to cell biology, genetics and biochemistry. Knowledge of mouse kidney development, live imaging, cell signaling assays or Drosophila genetics is a plus. Potential research projects will be developed in consultation with the postdoc, but can include understanding how the Hippo pathway regulates branching morphogenesis in the mouse kidney, and how Fat cadherins control planar polarity and the Hippo pathway in flies and mice. We also have an emerging interest in chromatin regulation and fertility through the understanding of the nuclear envelope protein Speg.
We welcome inquires for rotation projects from any Washington University PhD student enrolled in any of our 12 Division of Biology and Biomedical sciences PhD programs.
We welcome inquires for research and training opportunities during the academic year and summer.
About the Department of Developmental Biology
The Department of Developmental Biology is a dynamic research community, with interests spanning multiple model organisms and disease paradigms, and the research environment and facilities at Washington University and the School of Medicine is world-class.
Interested applicants should email a single PDF file consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a personal statement (including research interests and career goals) and should arrange for submission of three letters of reference to: firstname.lastname@example.org