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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Kathleen Sakamoto

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Sakamoto, Kathleen
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Ped: Hematology-Oncology
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
Two year appointment
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Interested applicants should submit the required application materials by email to Kathleen M. Sakamoto, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine.  Email:

Basic and Translational Research in Signaling Pathways and New Therapies for Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes
Laboratory of Kathleen Sakamoto, M.D., Ph.D.
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Department of Pediatrics
An opportunity is available to study signaling pathways and novel therapies for the bone marrow failure syndrome, Diamond Blackfan Anemia (DBA).  In addition, there are opportunities to study epigenetic regulation of normal erythropoiesis. Primary human and mouse hematopoietic and leukemia cells, and mouse models will be used.   Technologies in the lab include standard biochemistry techniques (Western blot analysis, real-time PCR, immunoprecipitations), FACs/sorting, colony assays, lentiviral and retroviral transductions, transplantation experiments, xenograft models and bioluminescence, CyTOF, RNA-seq and ChIP-seq.  There is opportunity to collaborate with other scientists who study hematopoiesis. This training program includes a course on Nonmalignant Hematology and Stem Cell Biology, journal clubs, faculty seminars, and career development workshops.
Our laboratory of 5 individuals includes a Staff Research Scientist/Lab manager, postdoctoral fellow, technician, and undergraduate students.  Dr. Sakamoto’s research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America, Department of Defense, Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, Hyundai Hope on Wheels, and pharmaceutical companies.
Funding from a NIH T32 Pediatric Nonmalignant Hematology and Stem Cell Biology training grant is available for postdoctoral fellows who are US citizens or permanent residents.

Required Qualifications: 
  • This position is for postdoctoral fellows who have received a Ph.D. in molecular biology, cellular biology, or biochemistry and have completed their Ph.D. and graduate level training preferably within the past 2-3 years.
Required Application Materials: 
  • Curriculum vita
  • Letter of interest


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