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A postdoctoral position is available in our lab at Stony Brook University to investigate symbiotic and developmental processes with Selective Plane Illumination Microscopy (SPIM). We have recently received funding for three years of postdoctoral support to develop protocols for extensive in vitro and in vivo imaging of cell invasion processes with a focus on the tissue and cellular entry of endosymbiotic algae as they enter their spotted salamander embryo hosts (Ambystoma maculatum). This work is funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in collaboration with researchers from Columbia University, The American Museum of Natural History, and Gettysburg College (see Shelf Life Episode 11). The project will combine molecular biology, embryology, cell biology, and extensive light sheet imaging. Preferred candidates will have backgrounds in light sheet and/or confocal microscopy as well as an interest in advanced imaging methods and the intersections of cell and developmental biology with ecology and evolution. Opportunities will exist to develop projects and assist in advanced imaging using C. elegans and zebrafish as well. My laboratory is a part of a modern and well-equipped Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Stony Brook University on Long Island, NY. For further information on our work, please see the following publications on techniques, cell invasion, and the symbiosis. For more information or to apply, please send a letter of interest detailing your expertise, CV and names and contact information of three references to david.matus AT stonybrook.edu To apply click here or visit the Stony Brook HR website and search for position #1702902....

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Going to ASCB?


Posted By on Aug 9, 2017

We’ve put together an awesome subgroup for the first day of the ASCB/EMBO conference on Saturday, December 1st from 1:30 – 5:30 PM on Cell Cycle Regulation of Morphogenesis. Hope to see you in Philly! Click here for more info: Cell Cycle Regulation Subgroup

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We are excited to announce that the Matus lab is funded for two new projects! We will be working on an exciting new collaborative project between our lab and Ben Martin’s lab, studying cell cycle regulation of invasive behavior. You can read more about it on the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation website. You can read more about this exciting multi-organism, multi-disciplinary project here! We also just received funding from the National Institute of Health: NIGMS to continue our studies on C. elegans anchor cell invasion, examining the transcriptional switch between invasive and proliferative...

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The Matus lab is growing!


Posted By on Jun 23, 2016

Welcome to first year Genetics program PhD Student, Jayson Smith and congrats to the Matus lab’s first post-doc, Dr. Antonio Herrera, who was selected as one of this year’s IRACDA NY-CAPS fellows.

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Our paper is making waves!


Posted By on Dec 1, 2015

Our recent paper in Developmental Cell has been getting some great press! For some news and views on it by Andy Ewald click here. Also, check out the story at Popular Science We even made it into the top 10 stories for October 27th in Wired (UK)! Here’s two podcasts about our paper: 1) Developmental Cell podcast 2) A new podcast: Journal Coverage...

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