Postdoctoral Position Available Lab of Maureen Gannon, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Ashley Brady
January 11, 2017

Postdoctoral Position Available
Lab of Maureen Gannon, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center,
Nashville, TN

There is an immediate opening for a postdoctoral fellow to dissect pathways through which
connective tissue growth factor (Ctgf) promotes beta cell proliferation and regeneration. The
project involves working with mouse models of Ctgf inducible over-expression and inactivation,
ex vivo studies with recombinant Ctgf protein and mouse and human islets, and a mouse
model of human islet transplantation.

  • The applicant should have a PhD, MD or dual degree.
  • Prior experience with rodents is preferred.

Vanderbilt University has an outstanding, collaborative diabetes research community, with the
longest continually funded NIH Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC). The university
and medical center are situated in the heart of Nashville, TN, one of the most culturally
dynamic, popular US cities right now!

Here are references to prior Ctgf publications from the lab as well as the lab website.

Crawford et al. (2009). Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) inactivation leads to defects in islet cell lineage allocation and b cell proliferation during embryogenesis. Mol. Endo. 23(3),324-336

Guney et al. (2011). Connective tissue growth factor acts within both endothelial cells and β cells to promote proliferation of developing β cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci, USA 108(37), 15242-15247

Riley et al. (2015). CTGF modulates adult b cell maturity and proliferation to promote b cell regeneration in mice. Diabetes. 64(4), 1284-1298

Riley et al. (2015). CTGF promotes b-cell regeneration via immune cell modulation. Molecular Metabolism. 4, 584-591

Pasek et al. (2016). Connective tissue growth factor (Ctgf) is critical for proper b-cell function
and pregnancy-induced b-cell hyperplasia in adult mice. Am. J. Physiol. Endocrinol. Metab.

https://ww2.mc.vanderbilt.edu/gannonlab/

Please send CV and a list of three references to: Maureen.gannon@vanderbilt.edu