Research Fellowship in Blood Cells in Hemostasis and Thrombosis

Program OverviewArterial thrombosis is frequently the proximate cause of death and morbidity in cardiovascular diseases. These diseases are the leading cause of death in the Western World. Formed elements of the blood and cells of the vessel wall play central roles in arterial thrombosis and in the arrest of bleeding. We have begun an interdisciplinary training program for postdoctoral scientists in the area of blood cells in hemostasis and thrombosis, based in the Division of Hematology-Oncology, to be a centerpiece in an Initiative in Vascular Biology at the University of California San Diego, La Jolla Campus. Each faculty mentor is an internationally recognized investigator in the development and functioning of the cells that mediate thrombosis and has a strong track record of peer-reviewed research support and of training. The faculty has interacted extensively through the mechanisms of collaboration and through two program projects focused on Vascular Biology and Hemostasis-thrombosis. The interdisciplinary nature of the program is established by faculty primary appointments in six University departments including Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Biology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physics and Medicine.The core of the program is through performance research in faculty laboratories spanning the disciplines of signal transduction, gene regulation, hematopoiesis, angiogenesis, and the molecular and cell biology of cells of the blood and vessel wall. The practical training will be complemented by didactic coursework in the conduct of research and in the writing of scientific manuscripts and grant applications. Furthermore, the trainees will attend a weekly conference in Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology and will have the opportunity to participate in didactic hematology-oncology translational research conferences and in elective coursework offered throughout UC San Diego. This training program provides a unique interdisciplinary educational opportunity to mentor outstanding scientists for research careers in the cellular basis of hemostasis and thrombosis and will form the only active training program at UC San Diego directly devoted to this health-related field.Faculty Mark H. Ginsberg, MD (Program Director) David Cheresh, PhD Jeffrey Esko, PhD Alexander Groisman, PhD Trey Ideker, PhD Klaus Ley, MD Tannishtha Reya, PhD Sanford J. Shattil, MD David Traver, PhD Judith Varner, PhD Jean Wang, PhD RequirementsApplicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must have received (or will receive by commencement of training) an advanced degree (MD or PhD) in a biological science related to the training grant. *UC San Diego is committed to increasing representation of underserved minorities into its fellowship programsApplicationPlease send the following information to Mr. Justin Maisonet (email below):Statement of Goals Curriculum Vitae Email addresses of 3 referees Contacts Mr. Justin Maisonet (Program Coordinator) 9500 Gilman Drive, MC0726 La Jolla, CA 92093 858-822-6432