PhD position studying newt regeneration / dedifferentiation

University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON, Canada
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PhD position studying newt regeneration / dedifferentiation

A graduate student position (at the PhD level) is available in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Ottawa. The successful applicant will be conducting research in regeneration in the newt, Notophthalmus viridescens under the co-supervision of Dr. Catherine Tsilfidis and Dr. Theodore Perkins.

Newts can regenerate forelimbs, lens, retina, spinal cord, and many other structures. Dedifferentiation of cells at the injury site is an important source of cells for the regeneration process.


The project will involve both wet lab and bioinformatics studies to understand the early stages of the dedifferentiation process.


Candidates should have a BSc or MSc degree with some background in molecular or cellular biology and computer programming.

  • How to Apply

    Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae by email to Dr. Catherine Tsilfidis

Additional Information

The PhD stipend is $21,000/year and it is guaranteed for four years.