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Dr. Chen has a broad research interest in vascular biology. He has been studying molecular mechanisms underlying the development of a number of vascular diseases including abdominal aortic aneurysm, atherosclerosis, hypertension, restenosis and vascular remodeling following vascular injury such as angioplasty, etc. His efforts have been largely directed to investigate vascular smooth muscle phenotypic modulation during artery wall remodeling in pathological conditions. Dr. Chen also studies vascular inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, and metabolic disorders including obesity and fatty liver diseases. His laboratory uses a variety of molecular and cellular technology as well as animal models and human biopsies to address fundamental questions in disease development.

REP Postdoc Opportunity

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in the Department of Surgery. The research projects will examine molecular mechanisms underlying the development of cardiovascular diseases with a focus on smooth muscle phenotypic modulation, vascular remodeling, atherosclerosis, or aortic aneurysm. Successful candidates should be highly motivated with the ability to work independently and have a Ph.D. in biological sciences with experience/expertise in cardiovascular research as well as solid publications. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in smooth muscle, endothelial cells, or macrophages with strong molecular and cell biology training. Experience with animal models such as artery injury, atherosclerosis, aortic aneurysm is also highly desirable. The REP offers a competitive salary of $56,000/year plus fringe benefits. Candidates should submit their application with a current CV and the name, phone number, and e-mail addresses of three references to Dr. Shiyou Chen ( The University of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

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