Date Posted: Jan 30, 2018
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
- Baylor College of Medicine
- Location: Houston, TX
- Job Number: 7049784
- Posting Date: Jan 30, 2018
- Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
The Yun laboratory, located at Baylor College of Medicine, is focused on elucidating the molecular and metabolic underpinnings of dietary influences on colorectal cancer (CRC) initiation and progression using human isogenic cell lines, ex vivo 3D intestinal organoid models, and genetically engineered mouse models (GEMMs). In the short-term, we will investigate how dietary factors such as sugar and vitamin C can change the tumor and host metabolism, the intestinal microbiota and intestinal stem cells (ISC) which can affect the CRC development. In the long-term, the research group will continue to untangle the relationship between diet, genes, microbiome and cancer with an emphasis on discovering novel strategies to prevent and treat cancers.
Candidates should be enthusiastic about collaborative and interdisciplinary research, be motivated to develop as an independent scientist, and demonstrate excellent scientific communication skills.
Required: Recent Ph.D. in molecular and cell biology, immunology, cancer biology, or biochemistry.
Experience with Animal models and immunology, especially mucosal immunity are strongly preferred.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.