Diabetes Research Institute, University of Miami

A postdoctoral associate position is available at the Diabetes Research Institute of the University of Miami. The main lines of research in the Beta Cell Regeneration Lab revolve around the development of regenerative strategies for type 1 diabetes, including stem cell differentiation into insulin-producing β-cells and islet regeneration. In particular, our current research is focused on the induction of human pancreatic ductal BMP-responsive progenitor cells, which we have identified and characterized by lineage tracing (Klein et al., Diabetes, 2015; Qadir et al.Cell Reports, 2018); single-cell RNAseq and transplantation of sorted populations (Qadir et al., PNAS, 2020); and organotypic culture (human pancreatic slices) techniques (Qadir et al.Nature Comms, 2020). Our seminal contribution to the development of the latter has enabled for the first time the real-time monitoring of β-cell regeneration in an in vitro setting that resembles the native organ. Applicants for the position should provide a brief statement of research interests, CV, and the names of three references to Dr. Juan Dominguez-Bendala.

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