Postdoctoral Fellow- Surgery

first_imgDr. Kaushal’s NIH funded laboratory in the Department of Surgery atUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine has a postdoctoralresearch associate position immediately available. The major focusof our research projects is to determine the mechanism for cardiacregeneration using different cell-based preparations, includingexosomes, condition media, and the stem cells themselves andtesting these cell-based products in a variety of regenerativeassays. In particular, we are determining how mIRs present in theexosomes derived from the stem cells affect the regenerativeprocess to recover the injured myocardium. Several animal and cellmodel systems, including conditional gene knockouts, will be usedin these research projects, and many state of the art techniquesare available, such as real time PCR, CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing,confocal microscopy, real time imaging and advanced microscopy,multicolor flow and sorting, HPLC and mass spectrometry, andultrasonic and telemetric measurements of cardiovascular functionin rodents and large animals. The University of Maryland School ofMedicine has a group of outstanding scientists in cardiovascularresearch, especially in cardiovascular cell signaling, diabetes,endothelial biology, and pathogenesis of atherosclerosis.Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work with themand get help in developing an independent career in this researchfield. To apply, send an application letter and CV, and the nameand contact information for three references to Dr. Sunjay Kaushal,MD, PhD, Director of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Department ofSurgery, 110 S. Paca Street, 7th floor, Baltimore, MD21201, [email protected] :Applicants must have a PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent degree and provenskills and experience in molecular biology.The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity,Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, individuals withdisabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.last_img read more

Vogue Holiday Volunteers Train West Coast Region Football Coaches

first_imgOver 36 football coaches in the West Coast Region of The Gambia were beneficiaries of a 2-day training course recently organised by UK-based charity Vogue Holiday Volunteers in collaboration with their partners Lamin Sports Development Task Force. According to the Coordinator of Vogue Holiday Volunteers Ms Jazz E Brown, the 2-day training held at the Brikama Boxbar Mini Stadium facilitated by the West Coast Regional Football Coaches Association, was part of a pilot programme for what was expected to be a long term Sports Skills Exchange Programme during which Gambian Sports personnel would interact with their UK counterparts for reciprocal knowledge sharing. She mentioned that the skills Exchange Programme also includes teacher training.Kimberly Gilliland, a football coach trainer with a UEFA B license and a Level 1 futsal and goalkeeping badge bearer, says the session is staged with view of enhancing capacity of Gambian coaches.She urged Gambia coaches to be positive role models on and off the field and to love what they do in order to make a difference in their career. The training covered First Aid, Sports Injures, Diet/Nutrition, Coaching Coaches, and Coaching Football Teams.The General Secretary of West Regional Football Coaches Association Yahya Manneh described the training as a positive step in his association’s capacity development efforts for its members.The Chairman of Lamin Sports Development Task Lamin Camara, spoke of the importance of training but added that what was more important is imparting knowledge into the children to turn them into professionals that the country can be proud of.last_img read more