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