Postdoctoral Fellowship

first_imgA full-time NIH funded postdoctoral position is available in thelaboratory of Dr. A. James Mixson in the Department of Pathology atthe University of Maryland School of Medicine.Our lab has pioneered several developments in the gene therapyfield, including the first group to deliver intravenously tumorsuppressor and antiangiogenic genes with non-viral carriers. Forthe past two decades, we have primarily focused on deliveringtherapeutic genes and siRNA by improving non-viral carriers. Ourresearch team is interested in developing drug and gene deliverycarriers targeting solid tumors. Specifically, we are investigatingseveral histidine-rich carriers of doxorubicin, siRNA targetingoncogenes, and plasmids-expressing tumor suppressor genes to reducebreast cancer growth in a mouse model. These therapeutic agentswill be evaluated alone and in combination with one another toreduce tumor growth. We seek highly motivated and enthusiasticcandidates with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability towork independently and as part of a collaborative team.Required Qualifications· Ph.D. or M.D. or equivalent degree.· Strong background in pharmacology and molecular biology· Excellent writing and communications skills· Work experience with mice and tail vein injections aredesired.UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteranstatus, age, or any other characteristic protected by law orpolicy. We value diversity and how it enriches our academic andscientific community and strive toward cultivating an inclusiveenvironment that supports all employees.Qualifications :A full-time NIH funded postdoctoral position is available in thelaboratory of Dr. A. James Mixson in the Department of Pathology atthe University of Maryland School of Medicine.Our lab has pioneered several developments in the gene therapyfield, including the first group to deliver intravenously tumorsuppressor and antiangiogenic genes with non-viral carriers. Forthe past two decades, we have primarily focused on deliveringtherapeutic genes and siRNA by improving non-viral carriers. Ourresearch team is interested in developing drug and gene deliverycarriers targeting solid tumors. Specifically, we are investigatingseveral histidine-rich carriers of doxorubicin, siRNA targetingoncogenes, and plasmids-expressing tumor suppressor genes to reducebreast cancer growth in a mouse model. These therapeutic agentswill be evaluated alone and in combination with one another toreduce tumor growth. We seek highly motivated and enthusiasticcandidates with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability towork independently and as part of a collaborative team.Required Qualifications· Ph.D. or M.D. or equivalent degree.· Strong background in pharmacology and molecular biology· Excellent writing and communications skills· Work experience with mice and tail vein injections aredesired.UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteranstatus, age, or any other characteristic protected by law orpolicy. We value diversity and how it enriches our academic andscientific community and strive toward cultivating an inclusiveenvironment that supports all employees.last_img read more

Strengthening Education by Wendy McNamara

first_imgThis session, we remained focused on strengthening our commitment to education in Indiana. That’s why I voted to increase the base funding for each K-12 student in our community and statewide. Additionally, I supported several measures that provide more tools and resources to Hoosier students and teachers:Increasing Course Options: A new law providing access to specialty classes and programs not provided at certain schools will help all students regardless of where they are enrolled. Whether small, rural or urban, some schools may lack the necessary resources to provide advanced classes or trade programs in high-demand areas.Retaining New Teachers: A new law establishing a mentorship program for new Hoosier teachers and administrators will encourage those in their first and second year to remain in the classroom. Studies suggest that most new teachers believe having access to a mentor has the largest impact on developing their effectiveness as an educator.Reforming School Funding: A new measure creating two funding categories for schools, an education fund and an operations fund, will provide greater financial flexibility. Indiana invests over half of the state’s budget in K-12 education, but only 57 percent of school funding reaches classrooms. By allowing transfers between these two funds, schools will be able to direct more dollars where needed.Our students hold the keys to our state’s bright future and I am dedicated to supporting commonsense policies like these that help them grow and succeed.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more