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Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

The main research focus of Dr. Lorenzo is progenitor cell biology and understanding mechanism of osteoclastogenesis in homeostasis and inflammatory state. Studies will involve using transgenic and knockout mice in regulation of osteoclast differentiation of hematopoietic progenitor cells, their migration and function in healthy mice and during systemic inflammation or facture healing. Responsibilities will include discussion and planning of experimental designs, completion of experiments using established in vitro and in vivo models, presentation of data within institution and at international conferences and preparation of manuscripts.

Applicants must have a Ph.D., good command of the English language and good interpersonal skills. Experience in a hematopoiesis, bone or orthopedic-related field would be advantageous, but is not critical. USA citizens/permanent residents will have an opportunity to compete for a T90 training position funded by NIDCR.

The University of Connecticut Health Center is an affirmative action employer, in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer.
Please send curriculum vitae including qualifications, bibliography, summary of past accomplishments, and names of three references to:

Joseph Lorenzo, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Orthopaedics
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-4037
Phone: (860) 679-8199
Fax: (860) 679-2109

Sanja Novak, PhD
Center for Regenerative Medicine and Skeletal Development
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-4037
Mobile phone: (860) 989-6887

A Postdoctoral Position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel W. Rosenberg in the Center for Molecular Oncology at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Job description
Our long-term goals are to apply mouse genetic cancer models to understand early stages of cancer pathogenesis, and to develop effective chemo prevention strategies to reduce cancer risk. We are recruiting a highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. and/or M.D./Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology or a related discipline to study the chemo preventive efficacy of naturally-occurring polyphenolic compounds present in certain foods.

• Lead a project focused on the role of polyphenolic compounds in cancer prevention.
• Both in vitro and in vivo preclinical work will be required.
• Keep detailed and accurate logs of experiments from conception to analysis using appropriate software tools.
• Prepare presentations for meetings/conferences and manuscripts for publication of new research findings.

• Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in cell biology, molecular biology, or a related field
• Expertise with animal models, immunologic assays, cell culture systems, and basic molecular biology techniques is required.
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Ability to respond effectively to constructive feedback.
• Ability to handle advanced statistical packages for data analysis.
• Ideal candidates will be highly motivated and have serious ambition to further develop their scientific career. They will have a desire to be challenged and to learn new scientific techniques and develop novel approaches.

Interested applicants should send their, cover letter, CV/resume and List of references directly to Dr. Rosenberg at

A postdoctoral position is available in a NIH funded laboratory with interest in genetics and mechanisms of wound healing disorders, specifically keloid formation.

Candidates must have PhD, MD/PhD, or MD and must be highly motivated.

The successful applicant will have strong background in wound healing, skin research, fibrosis or inflammatory disorders with technical expertise in induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), immunology, cell biology or signal transduction.

Our newly renovated laboratory is embedded in the Center for Regenerative Medicine and Skeletal Development at University of Connecticut Health within a vibrant research environment. We study the roles and molecular mechanisms of candidate genes for keloid formation and investigate the effects of candidate variants on a cellular and molecular level by in vitro and in vivo models.

Candidates must be innovative, enthusiastic and have a solid background in at least one of the identified areas (wound healing, skin research, fibrosis, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), inflammatory disorders, immunology, cell biology or signal transduction) and must be motivated and capable of engaging in other areas of expertise as required by the project. The dynamics of this research project requires the ability for multitasking, to work independently as well as collaboratively with other lab members and external collaborators. The candidate should be proficient in basic molecular biology techniques, including qPCR, histology, immunocytochemistry, immunohistochemistry, immunoblotting, immunoprecipitation, cell cultures and basic statistics etc.

Please send CV, statement of research interests and research accomplishments, and contact information for 3 references to:
Ernst Reichenberger, PhD
University of Connecticut Health
Center for Regenerative Medicine and Skeletal Development
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3705

Tel: 860-679-2062
email: visit us at:

A post-doctoral position is available in an NIH-funded laboratory with interest in interactions between commensal bacteria and fungi that promote inflammatory mucosal disease. The post-doctoral fellow will work on the interactions of mucosal cells and tissues of the upper and lower GI tract with polymicrobial biofilms. The project involves the study of mucosal (epithelial) and innate immune cell (neutrophil) responses to mixed biofilms (bacterial and fungal), dissecting antimicrobial mechanisms and defining biofilm-and host-specific traits relevant to mucosal infection clearance. The fellow will be trained to work with mouse, organotypic and other in vitro polymicrobial systems/models and will be mentored in grant writing.

The candidate must have a PhD degree in basic biological sciences (preferably in Immunology or Microbiology) with a background or interest in the pathogenesis of mucosal infectious diseases. Prior experience in the following areas will be especially valuable: bacterial or fungal genetics, genomic and metagenomic sequencing, comparative genomics, and fluorescence microscopy. The candidate must be proficient in basic microbiology and molecular biology techniques.
Position is available immediately and open until filled.

Please send CV, statement of interest and contact information for 3 references to: Anna Dongari-Bagtzoglou, PhD,

Postdoctoral Position in Nephrology

Posted: April 24, 2023

A full-time postdoctoral position is available in a NIH-funded laboratory in the Division of Nephrology of the Department of Medicine at University of Connecticut School of Medicine to investigate the role of immunoinflammatory dysregulation in the pathogenesis of kidney injury and fibrosis. The ideal candidate will be expected to design and perform experiments, and prepare and publish manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. The candidate will work with animal models relevant to human kidney diseases and use multiple scientific techniques including flow cytometry, confocal microscope, single cell transcriptome analysis, RNA-seq, ChIP-PCR assays, qPCR, western blot, histological and morphometric analysis, and immunohistochemistry. Candidates must have a PhD or MD/PhD degree in biological science or a related field and strong communication skills. Working experience with small animal models is preferred, but not required. Competitive salary and benefits.

Interested applicants, please email curriculum vitae and names of three references to Dr. Yanlin Wang.

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