A Postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Joanne Murphy-Ullrich, Ph.D., in the Department of Pathology at the Alabama at Birmingham. Our research examines the role of the endoplasmic reticulum stress protein calreticulin in regulating TGF-beta signaling and fibrosis through control of calcium-dependent signaling. This position is funded by a new grant to study the role of calreticulin in TGF-beta signaling in the kidney proximal tubule under diabetic conditions. The applicant will be expected to examine in vitro mechanisms of calreticulin-TGF-beta regulation under high glucose and oxidant conditions and also to perform in vivo studies using several novel mouse models of diabetic nephropathy.
Candidates must have a recent Ph.D. and/or M.D., or equivalent. Priority will be given to qualified candidates with a strong background in cell culture, molecular biology, biochemistry, animal models, and diabetes-related research. The candidate will be expected to write manuscripts and present his/her work at scientific meetings and assist with training of graduate level personnel in the lab. Salary (with benefits) will follow NIH guidelines commensurate with training and experience. Competitive applicants should have a proven track record with publications and the potential for career development. UAB is a highly collegial and interactive environment that has an active Office of Post-doctoral Education which provides mentoring and career guidance in addition to that provided by the mentor.
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David B. Allison, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor in the School of Public Health and Quetelet Endowed Professor of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been elected as a fellow of the American Heart Association, Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health.
Election as a fellow of AHA recognizes an individual’s scientific and professional accomplishments and volunteer leadership and service. Fellowship is open to scientists, physicians, clinical professionals and academicians with a major and productive interest in nutrition, physical activity, obesity or diabetes.
Allison, who is also the associate dean for science in SOPH and the director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center and Office of Energetics, received his Ph.D. from Hofstra University in 1990. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a second postdoctoral fellowship at the NIH-funded New York Obesity Research Center at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center. He joined the UAB faculty in 2001.
He has written more than 500 scientific publications and edited five books. He has won several awards, including the 2002 Lilly Scientific Achievement Award from The Obesity Society, the 2002 Andre Mayer Award from the International Association for the Study of Obesity, and the National Science Foundation Administered 2006 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.
He was elected as a fellow of the American Statistical Association in 2007, the American Psychological Association in 2008, the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2009, the NY Academy of Medicine in 2014 and the Gerontological Society of America in 2014, and was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars in 2013. He holds several NIH grants, including one of the Common Fund’s NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award titled “Energetics, Disparities & Lifespan: A unified hypothesis.”