Albert Einstein Cancer Center

Biology of Cell Competition

Cell competition recognizes and eliminates abnormal cells during development and is thought to occur in aging and in cancer (Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol 2016 32:411-439; Curr Opin Cell Biol 2017 48:40-46).  Our group has identified genes involved in cell competition by means of genetic screens in Drosophila.  A position is available to participate in the characterization of these genes and their functions at the molecular and cellular levels in order to better understand the mechanisms and functional contributions of the process of cell competition.  The successful candidate will employ genetic, molecular genetic, and biochemical approaches to identify and characterize mechanisms that recognize and eliminate cells with imbalances in ribosomal proteins. 


The ideal candidate should be highly motivated with a PhD or equivalent. Experience in molecular genetics, live imaging of tissues, global analysis of gene expression, or in Drosophila or yeast genetics may be an advantage.

Please e-mail your CV and cover letter focusing on your interests and goals, along with contact information (and/or letters) from three referees to:  Dr. Nicholas Baker  


Nicholas Baker

Albert Einstein Cancer Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

1300 Morris Park Avenue, Ullman 805
Bronx, NY 10461 




Dr. Nicholas Baker Research Profile 




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