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Postdoctoral Fellow

Employer: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Posted: July 28, 2014
Expires: September 26, 2014
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Science jobs from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center:
A Postdoctoral Fellow position is immediately available in Dr. Li Ma's lab at MD Anderson Cancer Center. This lab studies breast cancer metastasis (Nature Medicine, 2012), breast tumor radioresistance (Nature Cell Biology, in press) and regulation of key breast cancer proteins and pathways (Nature Cell Biology, 2013; Nature Cell Biology, 2014).

We consider candidates with a doctoral degree, strong first-author publications and ability to get a postdoctoral fellowship. Fresh PhDs are particularly encouraged to apply. For those interested, please send a CV, three letters of recommendation and a fellowship proposal to Dr. Li Ma at

Selected Publications of the Ma Lab

1. Chen D, Sun Y, Wei Y, Zhang P, Rezaeian AH, Teruya-Feldstein J, Gupta S, Liang H, Lin HK, Hung MC, Ma L. LIFR is a breast cancer metastasis suppressor upstream of the Hippo-YAP pathway and a prognostic marker. Nature Medicine. 2012;18(10):1511-7.

2. Zhang J, Zhang P, Wei Y, Piao HL, Wang W, Maddika S, Wang M, Chen D, Sun Y, Hung MC, Chen J, Ma L. Deubiquitylation and stabilization of PTEN by USP13. Nature Cell Biolology. 2013;15(12):1486-94.

3. Piao HL, Yuan Y, Wang M, Sun Y, Liang H, Ma L. Alpha-catenin acts as a tumour suppressor in E-cadherin-negative basal-like breast cancer by inhibiting NF-kappaB signalling. Nature Cell Biology. 2014;16(3):245-54.

4. Ma L. Determinants of breast cancer progression. Science Translational Medicine. 2014 July 2; 6, 243fs25.

5. Zhang P, Wei Y, Wang L, Debeb BG, Yuan Y, Zhang J, Yuan J, Wang M, Chen D, Sun Y, Woodward W, Liu Y, Dean DC, Liang H, Hu Y, Ang KK, Hung M-C, Chen J, Ma L. ATM-mediated stabilization of ZEB1 promotes DNA damage response and radioresistance through CHK1. Nature Cell Biology. 2014, in press.

MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or veteran status except where such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. Smoke-free and drug-free environment.

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