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  PhD Position in Neural Cell Fate (Baker Lab, New York)


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  Prof Nicholas Baker  No more applications being accepted  Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Proneural bHLH transcription factors are transcriptional master regulators of neural cell fate determination and differentiation and important components of neuronal reprogramming strategies in mammals. We use Drosophila eye development to identify and characterize novel regulators of proneural bHLH proteins, in a multidisciplinary approach that may involve developmental genetic studies, protein biochemistry, and genetic screens coupled to modern whole-genome sequencing approaches. 

An application to the PhD program in Biomedical Sciences at

Albert Einstein College of Medicine will also be required. More details are

available at 

The deadline for online submission of all materials is December 11, 2021. Applicants interested in the project should make contact with Prof. Baker directly as soon as possible and before 28 November 2021.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a premier, research-intensive medical school dedicated to innovative biomedical investigation and to the development of ethical and compassionate physicians and scientists. Inspired by the words of our namesake, we welcome students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds who strive to enhance human health in the community and beyond. Graduate students will be eligible for university housing as well as stipend and tuition waiver. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Funding Notes

nih funded


Baker, N.E., and Brown, N.L. All in the family: neuronal diversity and proneural bHLH genes. (2018) Development, 145: dev159426. PMID: 29720483 PMCID: PMC5992591