Post-doctoral Fellow
Roswell Park Cancer Institute - Buffalo, NY

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One post-doctoral position is available immediately. This lab focuses on: 1) study of the mechanisms underlying epithelial to mesenchymal transition ( EMT ) in tumorigenesis and metastasis, and 2) elucidation of the physiological regulation of the Hippo pathway and its dysregulation in cancer. Current projects include using our well-established 3-D cell culture system and mouse models to identify novel Hippo pathway components in order to unravel the signal transduction mechanisms and develop diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Individuals with appropriate training background in cell and molecular biology are encouraged to apply.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute ( RPCI ) provides a state-of-the-art research environment that includes 18 research core facilities and active collaboration with clinical groups. RPCI is America’s first cancer center and the only National Cancer Institute ( NCI )-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in upstate New York.

Selected publications of the Zhang lab:
1. A genome-wide RNAi screen identifies multiple RSK -dependent regulators of cell migration. Smolen GA*, Zhang J*, Zubrowski MJ, et al. Genes Dev. 2010 Dec 1;24(23):2654-65. ( Equal contribution)

2. YAP -dependent induction of amphiregulin identifies a non-cell autonomous component of the Hippo pathway. Zhang J, Ji JY, Yu M, et al. Nat Cell Biol. 2009 Dec; 11(12):1444-50.

3. Negative regulation of YAP by LATS1 underscores evolutionary conservation of the Drosophila Hippo pathway. Zhang J, Smolen GA, et al. Cancer Res. 2008 Apr 15;68(8):2789-94.

4. Transforming properties of YAP , a candidate oncogene on the chromosome 11q22 amplicon. Overholtzer M , Zhang J*, Smolen GA, et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA . 2006 Aug 15:103(33):12405-10. (*Equal contribution).

Interested applicants should send curriculum vitae and contact information of preferentially three references to:

Jianmin Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Oncology

Department of Cancer Genetics

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Elm and Carlton Streets

Buffalo, NY 14263

Tel: (716) 845-5929

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