Postdoctoral Fellow

Company/Institution: Versiti Blood Research Institute
Location: Milwaukee, WI, USA
Degree Requirements: PhD Salary: Not available
Job Type: Training/Fellowship Posted: February 19, 2021
Job Setting: Medical School, Non-Profit Research Institute Application Period: February 19-April 19, 2021

Postdoctoral Fellow – Laboratory of Roy L. Silverstein (Interim Director and Senior Investigator, Versiti Blood Research Institute; and John and Linda Mellowes Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin

We are seeking highly self-motivated candidates for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in the Versiti Blood Research Institute (BRI) in the laboratory of Dr. Silverstein, the former President of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and a leading investigator in the fields of thrombosis and vascular biology. His lab work focuses on a specific cellular receptor known as CD36, the defining member of the Type 2 scavenger receptor family, that is expressed on the surface of platelets, macrophages, and adipocytes. The lab has developed a “tool kit” to study this protein in vivo and in vitro, including genetic knockout mice crossed into several disease model backgrounds, specific antibodies and shRNA reagents, and highly specific ligands. The fellow will work on an NIH-funded collaborative project with the lab of Dr. Weiguo Cui seeking to understand how CD36 signaling impacts mitochondrial function during atherosclerosis.

More information about the Silverstein lab can be found at:,-md

Qualified applicants (0-4 years of postdoctoral training with PhD degree) must have strong knowledge and research experience in biochemistry, cell biology, and immunology. Applicants must be able to work independently and have excellent written and oral communication skills in English. The successful applicant will be eligible to apply for the prestigious BRI Director’s Award which provides an additional supplement to the standard stipend.

Located on the campus of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, adjacent to the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Blood Research Institute offers a dynamic multi-disciplinary research environment with access to state-of-the-art facilities and a training environment for career development.

Applicants should send their CV with email address to: Dr. Yiliang Chen (

Contact Information

Dr. Yiliang Chen
8727 W Watertown Plank Rd, Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53226 USA

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