The research group “Epigenetics, Metabolism and Longevity ” of the FBN is seeking a highly motivated
Masters students in metabolism – epigenetics during aging
The newly established Peleg Laboratory of epigenetics, metabolism and longevity at the FBN, Dummerstorf, is now recruiting 1-2 masters students to join our team. We are focused on understanding the molecular changes that occur during early aging that determine healthy lifespan. Our lab combines model organism work (mice and flies) with various techniques, including mass spectrometry, molecular biochemistry, and behavioral testing. We are currently exploring novel modeling methods of aging to discover innovative therapy avenues, with the goal of preventing fitness decline and cognitive impairment.
We welcome applications from excellent, highly motivated candidates who enjoy collaborating with fellow scientists to advance our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of aging.
In particular, we seek student to join one of these two projects:
1. Characterizing altered metabolism - epigenetic connectivity in Titan mice. These mice were selected for 45 years based on their weight. As such, they are world-wide unique and exist only at the FBN. Strikingly, they are 3 times the size of a normal mouse, making them the biggest mouse model that exists. Furthermore, they display rapid aging process.
2. Protein acetylation regulation of metabolic activity and response to stress in Drosophila. In this project we will aim to better understand how acetylation of non-histone protein regulate metabolic activity and response to severe starvation in flies.
Please submit your CV and a short cover letter stating why you are interested in joining our lab. Applicants are required to speak English in the lab. Short listed candidates will be selected for an interview. The starting date is flexible. All application materials must be submitted in PDF format to Dr. Shahaf Peleg at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com via our website www.peleglab-aging.com.