A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kaori Yamada in the Department of Pharmacology & Regenerative Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The Yamada laboratory studies the mechanisms of the trafficking of signaling molecules such as the receptor for the growth factor, which regulates angiogenesis and vascular leakage. The regulation of receptor trafficking is a novel concept for angiogenesis-related diseases such as cancer and eye diseases (diabetic retinopathy and wet AMD) and vascular leakage-related diseases such as metastasis of cancer. Using mouse models, cell biology, and molecular biology techniques, we are defining the mechanisms in pathological angiogenesis and vascular leakage in these diseases. The Yamada laboratory is stably supported by the National Institutes of Health and Institutional funding.