CGHM Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Center for Genetics in Health and Medicine awards two postdoctoral fellowships each academic year. Each fellowship provides one year of funding for individuals who wish to undertake a research project in the field of genetics in health and medicine. We encourage interdisciplinary projects, with co-mentorship by faculty in clinical and basic sciences in the Medical School or co-mentorship across different schools.
Applicants must have obtained a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and hold a position as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan. Awards will be made to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and international applicants.
The postdoctoral candidate will provide a letter of recommendation from their Ph.D. thesis advisor, and a biosketch in NIH format. The project narrative should include: Title, Specific Aims, Background and Significance, Experimental Design (including preliminary data), and References. The narrative, including figures and tables, is limited to 5 pages of double spaced text in 11-point font with 1-inch margins. References should be complete and include all authors and article titles. References are not included in the page limit.
The mentor and the co-mentor will each provide a letter of recommendation, including a description of their role in the project, biosketch and other support in NIH format.
The next deadline has not been set.
Current and Previous CGHM Post-doc fellowship awardees:
- Trevor Pemberton “Genomic patterns in human homozygosity and their implications for disease mapping” Mentor: Noah Rosenberg, Co-Mentor: Jun Li
- Neil Warner “Genome wide siRNA screen to identify regulators of NOD2 signaling” Mentor: Gabriel Nunez, Co-Mentor: Rick Neubig
- Frederic Castinetti "Islet1 In Thyrotroph Ontogenesis And Pituitary Adenomas".
Mentor: Sally Camper
- Charles Linyu Lu “Role of Chfr in breast tumorigenesis”.
Mentor: Xiaochun Yu
- Leon Raskin "Integrated Genetic Approaches to Drug Discovery for Melanoma".
Mentor: Stephen Gruber
- Christopher Vlangos "Evaluation of candidate genes involved in caudal mesoderm development in mice and humans".
Mentor: Catherine Keegan
- Mattias Jakobsson - "Haplotype variation and linkage disequilibrium in African populations: implications for a universal tag SNP panel".
Mentor: Noah Rosenberg
- Lisa Sharkey - "Evaluation of Candidate Genes for Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia". Co-
Mentors: Miriam Meisler and John Fink
- Mathilde Malapel-Body - "Understanding the link between genetic variation of NOD2 and Crohn's disease".
Mentor: Gabriel Nunez
- Hee Chul Lee - "Regulation of Longevity by Two Novel Heat-shock Factor-1 Regulators, ddl-1 and ddl-2, in C. elegans".
Mentor: Ao-Lin Hsu