A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Prof. Catherine Bowes Rickman, Department of Ophthalmology, Duke Eye Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA. The Durham area is intellectually exciting, multidisciplinary, and known for its excellence in basic and translational research as well as interactions with pharma. Our research focuses on the molecular and cellular mechanisms that contribute to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) pathogenesis and pathobiology. Projects available include: (1) The study of the role of complement and lipid pathways in AMD including developing and/or testing relevant therapies using transgenic, multifactorial AMD mouse models and subsequent histological, molecular and functional analysis of the retina, RPE and functional assessment of vision. (2) The study of the biogenesis, composition, structure and function of exosomes and extracellular vesicles in the retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) using human tissue, cell culture and mouse models and their role in disease and as AMD biomarkers.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter (indicating current and future research interests, expected start date, etc.), CV and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location/Region: Durham, NC (27701)