13 November 2016
PhD in Allied Health Sciences at Yenepoya Research Centre and YU-IOB Centre for Bioinformatics, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Yenepoya University, Mangalore- 575 018, India
The research group of Dr Divya Lakshmanan M at Yenepoya Research Centre, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, India offer the following PhD position to work on the following topic:
“Evaluation of the Role of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in Modulating Antibody Receptor Diversity and Translocation”
Brief Description of the Project:
Environmental pollutants classified as Endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) are known to bring genomic instability leading to autoimmunity and oncogenesis. The lab focuses on a class of EDCs termed as xenoestrogens, which mimics the function of physiological estrogens, thus altering the normal homeostasis of the body. As estrogen receptor are expressed in immune cells of the body, it will be interesting to see how it alters or modulates B cell mediated responses.
This project aims to investigate the molecular mechanisms by which xenoestrogens modulate class switch recombination and chromosomal translocations in cell lines and mouse models.
The project is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST/YSS/2016/000987), Government of India, for a period of 3 years.
Qualifications and personal qualities:
The applicants must hold a Masters degree in Biochemistry, Cell biology, Molecular biology,
Biotechnology/ or other relevant subjects with an aggregate of 60% or above Preference will be given to applicants who have qualified National Research fellowships like CSIR, DBT, ICMR or other relevant Fellowships
Experience in cell and molecular biology techniques will be considered an advantage
Candidates should be highly motivated and focused and capable of designing and executing the experiments independently and efficiently
The University is accredited by NAAC with “A” grade.
Recognized under Sec 3(A) of UGC Act 1956
Accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade
The selected candidate will be allowed to work on a clear research topic under the supervision of the Principal Investigator
Training and scientific development opportunities and excellent working atmosphere is provided Extensive state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure for carrying out molecular biology, cell biology, stem cell research and proteomics studies
The opportunity to present your data on national/international conferences and participate in workshops
Free Hostel facilities will be provided
Starting date: 15th November 2016 or later till filled
The University also has an option for research fellowship; however, we encourage students who have already qualified the National Level tests such as CSIR/DBT-NET or other relevant Fellowship schemes. The University stipend is for 3 years with a possibility of extension depending on the justification for extension request
How to apply:
Please email with the subject line “Application for JRF/PhD position with your CV and letter of intent to firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information please contact, Dr Divya Lakshmanan M at +91-9481951664
Last date: 31st December, 2016
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