Graduate Students

We currently have 2 openings for PhD student researchers. Each position is fully funded and accompanied by a full tuition waiver and competitive stipend.

Areas of interest:

Research topics are inherently multi-disciplinary, and we welcome students of all backgrounds with interests in Physical Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Analytical Chemistry. The overall research theme is to decode the molecular mechanisms of cell signaling. Our focus is on early events in signal transduction that occur at or near the plasma membrane. One specific area of interest is structure-function relationships in receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) signaling with emphasis on protein-protein and protein-lipid interactions. Another current topic in my lab is the spatial organization of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRS) and the role that dietary lipids play in regulating protein assembly and function.

Students will gain proficiency in advanced imaging methods like single molecule tracking and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy, molecular biology and cloning, protein engineering, and cell signaling. They will also have the following opportunities for training:

  • Hands on experience with custom built, time resolved fluorescence instrumentation
  • Training in experiment design and data analysis of time resolved fluorescence imaging and spectroscopy
  • Close interactions and additional mentoring with long-time collaborators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Interdisciplinary research spanning single molecule membrane biophysics, cellular function, and cancer cell biology

Interested applicants should contact the PI directly

Postdoctoral Positions

We do not currently have any openings for postdoctoral scholars.