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2186 0HMRI locates in the Texas Medical Center, which is the largest medical center in the world with one of the highest densities for basic and translational research. HMRI is affiliated with the Cornell University School of Medicine. Methodist Hospital, which was previously affiliated with Baylor School of Medicine, is ranked No.1 in Texas and No.14 nationally in the specialty of Cardiology and Heart Surgery. HMRI is dedicated to basic and translational research in association with Methodist Hospital. Therefore, a unique feature of HMRI is that its research is closely related to clinical application. HMRI has outstanding preclinical departments which facilitate the translation of significant scientific discoveries from bench work into therapeutic applications.

The postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Longhou Fang. Dr. Fang has documented the role of ApoA-I binding protein (AIBP) limits angiogenesis (Nature 2013). Interestingly, our recent study indicates that AIBP also regulates lymphangiogenesis. Ph.D scientists who have extensive experience in zebrafish research and confocal imaging are encouraged to apply. Interestingly, our recent study indicates that AIBP also regulates lymphangiogenesis. In addition, we also plan explore the role of AIBP in zebrafish heart regeneration. Ph.D scientists who have extensive experience in zebrafish research and confocal imaging are encouraged to apply. The successful candidates will be highly self-motivated, capable of working independently and able to communicate efficiently with the lab and other members in HMRI. Candidates who demonstrate good oral and written communication skills are preferred. The expectation is that you will be able to pursue independent scientific careers after the postdoc training. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with your experience and follow NIH guidelines.
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