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

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Postdoctoral Position Available!

This mentored position will empower the candidate to analyze complex conditional genetic mouse models of pediatric cancers for the purpose of developing novel molecular therapies. The primary goal for this fellowship is to understand the role of growth factors & kinases in the progression of the childhood muscle cancer, rhabdomyosarcoma. Employing molecular biology, biochemistry and multiscale imaging (whole animal to confocal microscopy), the candidate will have the opportunity to identify critical factors in tumor maintenance and tumor progression from which new therapies can be developed.  Rapid translation to the clinic is the underlying goal.  Candidates with experience in developmental biology or muscle biology are especially encouraged to apply.  
Applicants will be able to find the position by entering IRC39103 into the search field on  For question, you can contact Charles via email, keller (at)  
[ photo credit, Mat Geltzeiler ]

Lausanne NCCR Conference

We are grateful to Michel Aguet and Ivan Stamenkovic for the opportunity to present Ken and Jinu's recent studies at the Lausanne National Center of Competence Research (NCCR) in Molecular Oncology Symposium.  This symposium addressed drug development in pharma as well as academics.