Our mission is to create and maintain an inclusive, open, productive, and collaborative environment to yield research that will benefit human health and further scientific knowledge.
To gain in-depth knowledge of mitochondrial organization and functions, we utilize multidisciplinary approaches including cell and molecular biology techniques, protein biochemistry, calcium flux analysis, cellular respiration measurements, omics-based approaches, live-cell imaging, mutant and transgenic mouse models, and in vivo physiological methods.
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Dhanendra Tomar, PhD
Ashlesha Kadam, PhD
Kannan BN, PhD
First trainee grant: Dr. Ashlesha Kadam received a postdoctoral fellowship grant from the American Heart Association.
Dr. Dhanendra Tomar co-chaired the mini symposium, "Mitochondria in Health and Disease," at Cell Bio 2022, a joint annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) in Washington, DC.
First research grant: Laboratory received a research grant from the Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust Awards Program for Coronary Heart Disease Research.
Dr. Dhanendra Tomar was selected to serve as an associate member of the American Society for Cell Biology's International Affairs Committee (IAC).
New member: Dr. Kannan BN joined as a Postdoctoral Fellow
Brianna Thompson presented poster at the EICS/ENGAGED Summer Research Symposium
New members: Undergrads Ivy Greene and Brianna Thompson joined the lab
New member: First postdoc Dr. Ashlesha Kadam joined the lab
Tomar lab opened in the Department of Internal Medicine-Section of Cardiovascular Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
We are actively hiring trainees at all levels (undergraduates, graduates, and postdoctoral fellows). If you are interested, please send your CV and a brief statement of research interest to Dr. Dhanendra Tomar (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Postdoctoral fellows in the area of mitochondria, calcium signaling, and protein-quality-control in cardiovascular physiology
Postdoctoral positions starting July 2022 are available in the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC under Dr. Dhanendra Tomar. We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a research background in cell biology, biochemistry, cardiovascular physiology, or a related field. The laboratory is well funded by the National Institutes of Health and Wake Forest University School of Medicine. We have exciting research projects focusing on but not limited to mitochondria, protein-quality control, and calcium signaling in cardiac physiology. The laboratory uses a broad range of scientific methods, including protein biochemistry, calcium imaging, metabolism and bioenergetics, confocal and super-resolution microscopy, mouse genetics, and physiology, which offers an excellent opportunity for training in multiple disciplines.
Candidates should have excellent research background with at least one first-author research article in an international peer-reviewed scientific journal, self-motivated to dive into new research areas with excellent written and oral communication skills. The ideal candidate with research experience in mitochondria biology, protein biochemistry, mouse genetics, and calcium signaling is preferred but not mandatory.
To apply for this position, please email a cover letter describing research interests and experience, curriculum vitae, and 2-3 letters of reference in a single PDF to Dr. Dhanendra Tomar (email@example.com).