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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Phillip Yang

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Yang, Phillip
Other Mentor(s) if Applicable: 
Phillip Yang
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Cardiovascular Med Institute
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
5 years
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Our research interest focuses on clinical translation of the fundamental molecular and cellular processes of myocardial restoration. Our investigative methodology employs novel in vivo multi-modality molecular and cellular imaging technology to translate the basic innovation in pluripotent stem cell biology. Novel intracellular molecules and mitochondrial derivatives are discovered and studied for cardiac functional and bioenergetic improvement.
The emergence of cardiovascular pluripotent stem cells created a paradigm shift in how we approach cardiovascular diseases. This innovation has required a careful evaluation of the interaction between the recipient tissue and small molecules at the most fundamental cellular level. We characterize the injured myocardium as a biological niche for small molecules and cellular organelles to discover their novel action of mechanism to cure the failing heart. Our research focuses on the translational effort of the secretomes from pluripotent stem cells by combining the restorative molecular biology with novel imaging technology to advance clinical implementation of extracellular vesicles and their molecular content. High sensitivity and exquisite resolution enable robust evaluation of regional cardiovascular restoration and the underlying mechanism of action. We believe that precision medicine, employing endogenous biologics such as mitochondria and their derivatives, will create a paradigm shift. We hope to provide a requisite validation of the role of personalized therapy to heal the failing heart. We participated in NIH funded Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network designed to conduct multi-center clinical trial of novel biologics. In addition, we lead 3 NIH and 1 CIRM research grants and 4 clinical trials. Our lab received several prestigious awards, including NIH Career Development Award, NIH Career Enhancement Award, NIH Midcareer Award, and multiple awards from both AHA, ACC, CIRM and pharmaceutical industries.
Post-doctoral fellow will participate in all aspects of our laboratory research activities. Active manuscript/grant submission and meeting presentation are highly encouraged for her/his career development. All necessary support will be provided for successful appointment in academic and industry positions.

Required Qualifications: 
  • PhD, MD or equivalent
Required Application Materials: 
  • CV
  • Reference


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