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RAP opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory     NRL

Quantitative Biointerfaces for Cell Biology

Location

Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Materials Science & Technology

opportunity location
64.15.85.C0824 Washington, DC 203755321

Advisers

name email phone
Michael Robitaille Michael.Robitaille@nrl.navy.mil 202.767.4393

Description

Our group focuses on research that merges materials science, biophysics, cell and molecular biology to understand various cellular processes (e.g. adhesion, migration) via precise control of biointerfaces. Our programs center around understanding how the biophysical and biochemical properties of the extracellular environment influence cellular processes and regulate cell phenotype or cell state. Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of our research, our group is seeking talented scientists spanning areas from molecular/cellular in-vitro assays, surface chemistry, live cell microscopy/quantitative image analysis, micro/nanofabrication, and machine learning/data analytics.

References

Michael C. Robitaille., Jeff M. Byers, Joseph A. Christodoulides, and Marc P. Raphael. "Self-supervised machine learning for live cell imagery segmentation." Communications Biology 5, no. 1 (2022).

Michael C. Robitaille, Joseph A. Christodoulides, Jinny Liu, Wonmo Kang, Jeff M. Byers, and Marc P. Raphael. "Problem of diminished cRGD surface activity and what can be done about it." ACS applied materials & interfaces 12, no. 17 (2020).

Deepa Raghu, Joseph A. Christodoulides, Marc Christophersen, Jinny L. Liu, George P. Anderson, Michael Robitaille, Jeff M. Byers, and Marc P. Raphael. "Nanoplasmonic pillars engineered for single exosome detection." PloS one 13, no. 8 (2018).

key words
molecular biology; cell biology; surface chemistry; nanoplasmonics; image analysis; nanolithography

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$94,199.00 $3,000.00
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