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   Robert Screaton, Ph.D
 
    Senior Scientist, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute
    
    Department of Pediatrics
    University of Ottawa
 
 
 
 

Our lab is interested in understanding how human cells respond to extracellular cues to maintain and ensure their function and survival. One central focus is to study how the pancreatic beta cell converts feeding cues into signals leading to insulin production and secretion. We use high-throughput functional screens to identify novel players involved in different cell-signaling pathways, including human pancreatic beta cell proliferation and those involved in the maintenance of mitochondria, critical subcellular organelles essential for cell function and survival. In addition to Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, our work impacts upon cancer and neurodegeneration.

 

Recipient of the 2014 Young Scientist Award from Canadian Diabetes Association

 

Opportunities, Winter 2015

Openings available for the following positions:

  1. Post-doctoral Fellow

For several projects in beta cell biology and neurodegeneration, including:

  1. mechanisms of mitophagy
  2. mitochondrial dynamics
  3. beta cell function and proliferation

 

Please send Curriculum Vitae and cover letter describing your research interests to rob@arc.cheo.ca

Applicants that are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Before sending an application, click here for advice! (from Delaney Lab, University of Victoria) 

 

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