Open Positions

Open Positions

Postdoctoral Positions

Post-doctoral positions are available in the recently relocated Lowenstein’s and Castro’s Labs in the Department of Neurosurgery and the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan, to study the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in brain tumor growth and invasion; the role of brain tumor stem cells in tumor progression, the formation and function of specific immunological synapses in vivo and the in vivo migration of immune cells into the tumor micro-environment. These projects will also explore the role of endogenous cancer ligands in determining lineage commitment in hematopoietic stem cells and their role in tumor progression. This project has a strong translational component to develop and implement novel therapeutics in human clinical trials for brain cancer; these include gene therapy strategies, small molecules and nano-technologies. A strong background in immunology, cancer biology, stem cells, biochemistry, molecular biology or imaging is preferred. Qualifications required: PhD in the Biological Sciences. Our laboratories offer state-of-the-art facilities and a very exciting environment for postdoctoral research.

Graduate Students

Interested students should contact Dr.Castro.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate research and work-study positions are now available. Please send inquiries to Dr. Castro.

Maria G. Castro, PhD

R. C. Schneider Collegiate Professor of Neurosurgery

Professor of Neurosurgery

Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology

Medical School

Department of Neurosurgery

CONTACT INFO:

email: mariacas@umich.edu

Office: 4570C MSRB II

1150 West Medical Center Drive

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5689

Phone: 734.764.0850

Pedro R. Lowenstein, MD, PhD

Richard Schneider Collegiate Professor of Neurosurgery

Professor of Neurosurgery

Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology

Medical School

Department of Neurosurgery

CONTACT INFO:

pedrol@umich.edu

Office: 4570B MSRB II

1150 West Medical Center Drive

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5689

Phone: 734.764.0851