Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Skeletal Muscle and Tendon Connective Matrix Biology and Mechanotransduction
Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY
A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the Mendias Lab. The fellow will focus on how signaling molecules, extracellular matrix, and mechanical forces and impact the specification and differentiation of fibroblasts and progenitor cells in skeletal muscle connective tissue and tendon extracellular matrix. These studies will use a combination of in vitro studies, genetically engineered mice, and biopsies from patients with tendon disorders. Techniques will use a combination of in vitro studies, genetically engineered mice, mechanical loading studies, and in biopsies from patients.
The lab recently moved from the University of Michigan to the Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is entirely focused on musculoskeletal medicine and research, and is ranked nationally #1 in orthopaedics by US News and World Report. Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) is a top ranked medical school with outstanding core resource facilities in high resolution microscopy, epigenomics, flow cyotmetry, proteomics and metabolomics, and NMR. HSS and WCMC are located adjacent to each other in the heart of New York City's Upper East Side Scientific Corridor, in close proximity to Rockefeller University, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
Work in the Mendias Lab is supported by the National Institutes of Health, Mark Cuban Foundation, and Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.