Albert Einstein Cancer Center

Roles of Rho family GTPase signaling in cancer invasion and metastasis, assayed using optogenetics and fluorescent biosensors




Immediately available is a funded postdoctoral position in the department of Anatomy and Structural Biology of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in the laboratory of Dr. Louis Hodgson. We are focused on designing and using novel fluorescent biosensors for live cell imaging, targeting cancer cell biology and the interface of cancer-immune cell interactions. The ideal candidate should have a broad background in cell biology but specific interest in Rho GTPase biology, cancer motility, invasion and migration. Specific interest in designing, building and using the fluorescent biosensors is a must. Areas of focus are: RhoGTPase biology, RhoGTPase downstream effector targets, upstream regulators of RhoGTPases, leading edge protrusion dynamics, chemotaxis regulation, mechanisms of invadopodia protrusion, and focal adhesion dynamics.  

We collaborate heavily with groups including Drs. John Condeelis, Dianne Cox, and Jeffery Segall, to address signaling pathways regulating the motility, migration and invasion of breast cancer cells, using the state-of-the-art fluorescent biosensor tools and novel imaging modalities. 


Louis Hodgson, PhD
Professor, Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology

Albert Einstein Cancer Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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