Prospective Postdoctoral Fellows

Laboratory of Mengwei Zang, M.D., Ph.D. at the South Texas Research Facility building at the Greehey Campus of UT Health San Antonio.

Metabolism, Diabetes and Fatty Liver Disease

Two postdoctoral positions are available at Barshop Aging Institute of UT Health San Antonio, a leading institute in aging research, to work in the areas of signal transduction, cell metabolism, obesity, diabetes, fatty liver disease, and aging. Our ongoing research focuses on the nutrient regulation of glucose/lipid metabolism and energy balance, as well as the identification of new therapeutic mechanisms for fatty liver disease, diabetes and aging-related metabolic disease (Li Y, et al. Cell Metabolism, 2011; Gastroenterology, 2014; Luo T, et al. Diabetes, 2016). We generate a variety of genetically modified mouse models and human disease-related animal models including obesity, diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and aging-related metabolic diseases. The ideal candidate are exceptionally motivated, creative, and committed to scientific discovery and have strong academic training in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, and animal models. Candidates with a strong background in metabolism, ER stress or autophagy biology are strongly encouraged to apply for the positions.

To apply, please submit a cover letter to Dr. Mengwei Zang and attach:

  • curriculum vitae
  • a one-page personal statement describing your scientific accomplishments and research interests
  • contact information (including phone numbers) of three references.

All postdoctoral appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.
UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.

Laboratory of Yuguang ‘Roger’ Shi, Ph.D. at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies at the Texas Research Park Campus of UT Health San Antonio.

Mitochondrial dysfunction in aging-related metabolic diseases

A postdoctoral scholar position is available immediately at Barshop Aging Institute of UT Health San Antonio, a leading institute in aging research, to identify molecular mechanisms that links aging to the onset of aging-related metabolic diseases using molecular, cellular, metabolic, knockout mouse, and lipidomic approaches. The primary focus of the laboratory is on translational aspects of aging and aging-related diseases, including type 2 diabetes, obesity, diabetic complications, and cardiovascular diseases, with an overarching goal to develop novel treatments for these conditions. The laboratory pioneered the initiation identification and functional characterization of PERK kinase and several lipid metabolic enzymes, including the first cardiolipin remodeling enzyme which plays a key role in linking mitochondrial dysfunction to the onset of several aging-related diseases  (Cell Metabolism, 12, 154-165; Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 109(18):6975-80; Mol Cell Biol. 2013 Jul;33(13):2527-34). Required qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, metabolic diseases, or mitochondrial biology with demonstrated productivity in biomedical research. Candidate must be fluent in English. Experience in working with mitochondrial biology and knockout mice are definitely a plus.

To apply, please submit a resume and three names to Prof. Roger Shi.

All postdoctoral appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.
UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.

Laboratory of Yuji Ikeno, M.D., Ph.D. at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies at the Texas Research Park Campus of UT Health San Antonio.

A postdoctoral  fellow position is available to start immediately in the laboratory of Yuji Ikeno, M.D., Ph.D. at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies at the Texas Research Park Campus of UT Health San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Ikeno’s laboratory is studying the effects of oxidative stress on aging and age-related pathology, using unique animal models that overexpress or downregulate antioxidant enzymes, including thioredoxin and Cu/Zn SOD. Research projects include: (1) redox sensitive signaling with mice that overexpress thioredoxin 1 or 2; and (2) obesity/inflammation/oxidative damage/insulin signaling with Cu/ZnSOD transgenic rats or mice fed a high-fat diet; (3) anti-tumor actions of caloric restriction.

Experience in standard techniques of molecular and cellular biology is required. A strong research background in the area of oxidative stress and signaling is appreciated.

To apply, please contact Yuji Keno, M.D., Ph.D., for more information.

All postdoctoral appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.
UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.