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Impact of Injury on Nervous System & Neurogenerative Promotion

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Position Description:

The Song Lab at University of Pennsylvania/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is seeking creative and dedicated individuals with a strong passion for research, curiosity and self-motivation. Our lab offers an exciting opportunity to work in a closely collaborative, inspiring and dynamic environment.
The long-term goal of the Song lab is to elucidate the cellular and molecular basis governing the formation, maintenance and function of neural circuits under physiological and pathological conditions. We are particularly interested in understanding how nervous system copes with injury and are developing strategies to promote neuroregeneration. We have established Drosophila injury models, are performing genetic screens to identify pathways regulating regeneration, are testing the evolutionary conservation of the novel regeneration regulators combining with mammalian injury models, and focus on targeting both the intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms. With a background in neural development, neural circuits and behavior, fly and mouse genetics, injury and neurodegeneration, and tumor models, our lab offers a unique skillset to achieve this goal.
Our lab is focused on three main themes:
  1. Elucidating the mechanisms underlying neural degeneration and regeneration

  2. Developing fly models for studying human neurodevelopmental disorders

  3. Developing fly models for studying tumorigenesis

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Successful candidates will benefit from the thriving and collegial UPenn/CHOP research community, tailored career development guidance, state-of-the-art research facilities and excellent benefits packages. Applicants should have a PhD and/or MD degree, and background in fly genetics, mammalian injury models or bioinformatics is highly recommended.

To Apply:

Prospective applicants should send a brief statement of research, CV and the names and contact information of three references to Yuanquan Song at
It is your accomplishment that leads to the success of the lab!
Yuanquan Song, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
The Raymond G. Perelman Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19104