Post-Doctoral Fellow - Myosin Phosphatase

University of Maryland Baltimore
Baltimore, MD

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Post-doctoral research position in Division of Cardiology University of Maryland

A full time Post-Doctoral fellowship position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Steven Fisher in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. This NIH and VA  funded project examines vascular smooth muscle gene expression and contractility in the regulation of blood flow in development and disease models. The focus is on the myosin phosphatase (MP), a critical target of signals that regulate blood flow. Experiments will test the hypothesis that editing of MP lowers blood pressure in models of hypertension and heart failure, and will determine the mechanism(s) by which it does so. The post-doc will perform experiments in animal models using Cre-Lox and gene therapy approaches to editing of MP in vivo. The gene therapy approaches are in pre-clinical development as novel therapies for humans with hypertension and heart failure. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. or M.D. and expertise in techniques of cell and molecular biology. Familiarity with experimental techniques required for the study of small blood vessels is preferred but not required.


If interested please email a CV, a short statement of research interests, and the names and contact information for three references  to:

Steven Fisher, MD, Professor of Medicine and Physiology, at

[email protected] . 


Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. or M.D. and expertise in techniques of cell and molecular biology. Familiarity with experimental techniques required for the study of small blood vessels is preferred but not required.

University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging excellence through diversity.  Qualified woman and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Job: Postdoctoral Fellows
Organization: School of Medicine - Clinical Departments
Job Posting: Jan 4, 2022


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