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multi-organism approach
maternal-embryonic interaction
membrane trafficking
inter-tissue communication
organismal heme transport
macrophage heme recycling



Postdoctoral Applicants are encouraged to apply directly by email to Iqbal Hamza. The applicant is encouraged to seek outside funding prior to, or concurrent with, their application to the lab (eg: NIH NRSA, AHA, etc). An applicant might be accepted into the lab without external funding on a case by case basis.
The applicant will be assisting in our multidisciplinary studies of protein trafficking, gene regulation, signal transduction, and metabolite transport. Our long-term goals are to decipher the intracellular and intercellular heme trafficking pathways, and to map and identify molecules that permit cells to sense and respond to heme during growth and development using multiple model systems (see Research section).
The lab has exciting and innovative projects using a combination of cell biology, forward genetics, reverse genetics (genome-wide RNAi screens), and genomics based approaches. There will be ample collaborations with NIH, JHU, USDA, and FDA. University of Maryland is the flagship campus and is located in very close proximity to Baltimore and downtown Washington- D.C.
Correspondence should include a curriculum vitae, list of publications, description of previous research experience, and contact information of three references.

Graduate Students

I accept graduate students through the Animal Sciences (ANSC) graduate program and the Molecular and Cellular Biology (MOCB) and Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Genomics (CBBG) research clusters of the BISI Graduate Program at UMCP. If you are specifically interested in being directly admitted to my lab for a PhD or Masters degree, contact me.


Volunteer positions may be available. Paid work-study positions are advertised as they become available.
If you are interested in independent study or senior thesis projects, please contact me. Such projects involve a commitment of at least 15 hours per week in the lab, for two academic years.

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