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The Marmorstein laboratory is well equipped to employ molecular biology, biochemistry, X-ray crystallography and biophysical techniques to study transcription/chromatin regulation, oncoproteins, tumor suppressors and proteins associated with aging-related diseases. There are also several ongoing collaborative projects with other laboratories including laboratories at the Wistar Institute and the University of Pennsylvania.
Applicants interested in postdoctoral, graduate/laboratory rotations, undergraduate, or work study positions are encouraged to inquire directly to Dr. Marmorstein about current availability.
Postdoctoral candidates with experience in either X-ray crystallography, biochemistry or enzymology and with a particular interest in studying the structure/function of macromolecular complexes are preferred. Interested applicants should forward a brief cover letter, C.V. and at least 3 references to Dr. Marmorstein.
Prospective Graduate and Rotation Students with an interest in incorporating the techniques of molecular biology, biochemistry, X-ray crystallography and enzymology to study areas of interest to the laboratory are encouraged to inquire by e-mail to Dr. Marmorstein. Undergraduate Students with an interest in the ongoing research area are encouraged to inquire by e-mail to Dr. Marmorstein.
Undergraduate students are often mentored by a laboratory graduate student or postdoctoral fellow and usually work 10-20 hours per week in the laboratory.
Work Study Students usually perform routine laboratory duties such as washing laboratory glassware and preparing common laboratory reagents. If desired, this position can evolve to include laboratory research. Interested applicants are encouraged to inquire by e-mail to Dr. Marmorstein. Work Study students usually work 5-10 hours per week in the laboratory.
The microscope in the image belonged to William E. Horner, M.D., a collaborator with Caspar Wistar, M.D., in the early 1800s.
Dr. Horner, a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, was a pioneer of the use of microscopes in anatomical and medical research. He authored Special Anatomy and Histology, a seminal text on the subject.