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Mechanical Engineering-d'Arbeloff Laboratory, to work on bioartificial muscles and their applications to microrobots and medical devices. The specific focus is on the optogenetic control of skeletal muscles, formation of 3D muscle tissues, spatiotemporal control of distributed muscle constructs, and computational model of myogenesis. Will work closely with Professor H. Harry Asada and collaborate with an interdisciplinary research team of biologists and engineers with the long-term goal of developing biological machines. Researchers will participate in the newly established NSF Science and Technology Center, Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems (http://ebics.net/). Requirements include a doctoral degree in biological science or bioengineering or an engineering Ph.D. in a related field. Strong experimental skills in tissue culture works, cell biology, and biochemistry preferred. Knowledge of and experience in some of the following areas also preferred: myogenesis, optogenetics, microfluidics, synthetic biology, quantitative biology, optics, electronics, control engineering, and robotics. Effective oral and written communication skills are required.
IEEE Government Fellows Program 2013-2014
Application Deadline: February 8, 2013.
The Global Enterprise for Micro-Mechanics and Molecular Medicine (GEM4) has been holding a series of Summer or Winter Schools with support from NSF since its inception in 2005, each year with a different theme. These Summer/Winter schools aim at educating graduate students, postdocs, and possibly junior faculty members at universities about the fundamentals of cell and molecular biomechanics. The GEM4 schools will provide an intense learning experience and facilitate interactions among engineers, biologists and clinicians.
Marine Biological Laboratories Short Course: Gene Regulatory Networks for Development
Directors: Eric Davidson, California Institute of Technology; David McClay, Duke University; Assistant Director: Isabelle Peter, California Institute of Technology
This Course is intended for advanced graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and professional scientists. It will continue for 10 intense days and will comprise morning lectures followed by workshop discussions; afternoon computer practicals leading to student projects; and wet lab demonstrations of gene regulatory perturbation analysis in vivo. Lectures will provide in depth analyses of well studied gene regulatory networks (GRNs) in both embryonic and post embryonic developmental systems; a comprehensive theory of developmental GRN structure and of the explanatory value of GRNs; and discussion of the rapidly growing area of GRN evolution. The practicals will include introduction and use of BioTapestry, the leading computational platform for representation of GRNs; outlines of kinetic analysis and GRN modeling, and relevant special topics in gene regulation as they pertain to development and evolution.
Course Date:October 13 - 26, 2013
Through our Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, "Engineering Biological Machines," undergraduates will have an opportunity to conduct research in an EBICS laboratory at one of our three primary partner institutions, MIT, Georgia Tech or University of Illinois-UC. Women and students from underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Call for Meeting Abstracts
Research Funding Opportunities
Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program sponsored by the National Science Foundation “assists with the acquisition or development of shared research instrumentation that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs.”
Proposal Deadline: January 24, 2013
Please contact us for more information regarding any of these opportunities.
NSF Equal Employment Opportunity policy to ensure equal opportunity in all phases of employment, delivery of services, and administering of programs. EBICS will maintain an environment for all of our employees and participants that is “free from prohibited discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, gender (includes sexual harassment and discrimination based on pregnancy), sexual orientation, disability, age, national origin, and protected genetic information. Individuals are also protected from retaliation for exercising their rights under anti-discrimination laws."