We always have room for motivated rotation students and have several projects available. Please contact Josien for more information.
If you are interested in doing a senior research project in the lab, please contact Josien in the fall of your junior year to discuss options and prepare a proposal for the summer.
We are part of the BBS umbrella program (Biological and Biomedical Sciences) at Yale university, specifically the MCGD track as well as the BBSB track. Prospective graduate students interested in joining the lab should refer to the BBS website for application instructions.
We are interested in the molecular processes involved in the maintenance of pluripotency and in the transition towards differentiation. Several lines of evidence have suggested an important role for non-coding RNAs (piRNAs and lncRNAs) in these processes, and the planarian stem cell system is an excellent model to explore this further.
We are looking for a highly motivated molecular biologist with an interest in stem cell research and an inclination for technological development. Candidates must have recently obtained a Ph.D. in a relevant field and should have experience with at least two of the following: biochemistry, RNA biology, chromatin biology, epigenetics, and genomics analysis. Excellent oral and written communication skills are also required. Experience with flow cytometry, confocal imaging, and computational analysis are desirable.
To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter explaining your experience and your motivation to josien.van.wolfswinkel[at]yale.edu.