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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Michael Kapiloff

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Kapiloff, Michael
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Med: Cardiovascular Medicine
Cardiovascular Med Institute
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
1 year with possible renewal for 3-4 years
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Please email application materials to Dr. Kapiloff at

There is an open, fully-funded postdoctoral position at Stanford University in the laboratory of Michael S. Kapiloff, MD, PhD, a faculty member in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Cardiovascular Medicine and a member of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute. We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated cellular and molecular biologist with an interest in cardiac myocyte signal transduction. Current research in the Kapiloff lab addresses how the formation of multimolecular protein complexes confers specificity in intracellular signaling and how these complexes are important for the function of cardiac myocytes in pathological remodeling. A major focus of the lab has been the mAKAP scaffold protein that coordinates crosstalk between cAMP, calcium and MAP-kinase signaling pathways and that is important for the induction of pathological myocyte hypertrophy in the heart. Other projects include the study of novel scaffold proteins for the phosphatase calcineurin and for small GTPases. Research in the Kapiloff laboratory spans the breadth of signal transduction research from biochemistry to cell biology, including live cell imaging with FRET biosensors and in vivo animal physiology using genetically modified mouse models. In addition, basic research concepts studied in the laboratory are being applied to the development of novel gene therapy vectors for the treatment of heart failure.

Required Qualifications: 

PhD must have been acquired no earlier than 2019.
Strong English presentation and writing skills required.
Record required of first author publication published or accepted for publication demonstrating relevant skills and expertise.

Required Application Materials: 

Curriculum Vitae
3 letters of recommendation


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