Positions available: Regulation of cytoskeletal
networks during tubular organ formation
We are recruiting 1-2 PhD students (to begin Fall 2018; application
deadline Jan 10) and a postdoctoral fellow (position immediately
available) to study cell shape changes and rearrangement and underlying
cytoskeletal regulation during organ formation in Dr. SeYeon Chung’s
newly established lab at Louisiana State University.
We use the genetically tractable Drosophila salivary gland as a model
system to understand how a flat sheet of epithelial cells becomes a threedimensional
tubular structure during development. The project will employ
a combination of fly genetics, advanced imaging and image analysis, and
molecular and biochemical approaches.
Related publication: Chung, S., et al., (2017) Uncoupling apical constriction
from tissue invagination. eLife 6:e22235.
Grad students: Highly motivated candidates with a strong undergraduate
degree in any area related to the biological sciences are encouraged to
Postdocs: Highly motivated candidates who recently obtained or are about
to obtain a PhD in a field of cell biology, developmental biology or
biochemistry are encouraged to apply.
If interested, please send your CV, a brief description of your research
interests, and contact information of three references to Dr. SeYeon Chung