Phd research position in the department of Department of Biological Chemistry
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Cell size and growth control in neurons and other large cells
Phd Research position in the department of Department of Biological Chemistry at Weizmann institute of Science in the group of Mike Fainzilber for 5 years. Size matters � especially in neurons. Differentiated cells in higher eukaryotes exhibit a wide variety of shapes and sizes, while maintaining defined size ranges within cell subtypes. How do they do that? Genome expression must be matched to different cell sizes, with rapidly growing cells likely requiring higher transcriptional and translational output than cells in slow growth or maintenance phase. Neurons exhibit the greatest size differences of any class of cells, with process lengths ranging from a few microns in central interneurons to a meter in human peripheral neurons, and even longer in larger mammals. We are working on mechanisms of cell length and size sensing in neurons and other large cells. People can integrate to a range of projects within this theme. For general information on our research please see the group home page at http://www.weizmann.ac.il/Biological_Chemistry/scientist/Fainzilber/Fainzilber.html . Selected publications are available at http://www.weizmann.ac.il/Biological_Chemistry/scientist/Fainzilber/new_pages/selected_pub.html . Please note that research in our group requires work in animal models (mice, rats).
Nr of positions available : 1
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Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
More Experienced researcher or >10 yrs (Senior)
For normal benefits and financial support, please consult the regulations available at http://www.weizmann.ac.il/feinberg/regulations.shtml
|Degree||BSc or MSc|
|Degree Field||Biological sciences|
|Main Research Field||Biological sciences|
|Years of Research Experience||1|
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