See also our related blog for the Pediatric Preclinical Testing Initiative.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

R01 grant receives great score (now hiring!)

We are excited that our multiple-PI NIH R01 research grant in collaboration with Dr. Denis Guttridge at OSU has received a very favorable priority score, putting it in the top 7% of grants being reviewed this past cycle.  This grant application addresses the role of NFkB in the childhood muscle cancer.  The preliminary data for this application would not have been possible without the hard work and intellectual contributions of Keller lab postdoctoral fellows, Drs. Sachiko Ohshima and Tohru Hosoyama, as well as key experiments designed and implemented by medical student M. Imran Aslam, who was funded by an AMA Medical Student Research Seed Grant.  

  Naturally, of course, we will be looking for an additional postdoctoral fellow for this project.  Please see our ad in Naturejobs, which is also below:

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Signaling in Muscle Stem Cells and Rhabdomyosarcoma.    This mentored position in the Keller laboratory will empower the candidate to create and analyze complex conditional genetic mouse models of pediatric cancers for the purpose of developing novel molecular therapies. The primary goal for this position is to investigate the role of growth factor and cytokine signaling in the childhood muscle cancer, alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma.  
Qualifications Required:    MD and/or PhD, preferably with 3-4 years experience in Biochemistry; molecular biology; animal models and animal surgery; small animal imaging; cancer biology.
How to Apply:    Please send cover letter and CV with 3 references to Dr. Charles Keller, at