• Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Job Location US-TN-Memphis
    Chemical Biology & Therapeutics
    Faculty Member
    Taosheng Chen
  • Summary

    The laboratory of Dr. Taosheng Chen studies the roles of nuclear receptors PXR and CAR and the CYP3A subfamily of drug–metabolizing enzymes in regulating drug-induced liver toxicity, tumorigenesis, and cancer drug resistance. We develop novel chemical probes/therapeutic leads by using a multidisciplinary approach (biology, chemistry and structural biology), and use them to interrogate the function of PXR, CAR and CYP3A in order to overcome drug toxicity, drug resistance and tumorigenesis in cellular and animal models (Lin et al, Nat Commun. 8:741, 2017).


    The postdoctoral fellow will investigate the molecular mechanisms responsible for the aberrant expression of CYP3A in extrahepatic cancers (possible mechanisms involve transcription and/or alternative splicing, both independent of and dependent on PXR).  


    The successful candidate will work in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment by collaborating with biologists, chemists and structural biologists (https://www.stjude.org/chen).

    Minimum Education

    Highly motivated individuals with a strong publication record or other evidence of scientific accomplishment are encouraged to apply. Expertise in cell and molecular biology and significant experience in regulation of gene transcription and splicing are desirable. Candidates must have (or soon receive) a PhD or MD degree.


    Contact Information 


    Taosheng Chen, PhD

    Member (Professor), Department of Chemical Biology and Therapeutics

    St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

    Director, High Throughput Bioscience Center

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

    262 Danny Thomas Place

    Memphis, TN 38105-2794


    Phone: 1-901-595-5937

    Fax: 1-901-595-5715

    Email: taosheng.chen@stjude.org

    Website: http://www.stjuderesearch.org/chen/



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