A fully funded departmental PhD studentship is available in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Imperial College London.
The project crosses the Sections of Investigative Medicine and Cell Biology. We are studying the use of gut hormone combinations as a treatment for Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity. You will be developing a novel technique to transplant islets into the anterior chamber of the murine eye, which can then be functionally imaged using confocal microscopy. You will also be genetically manipulating gut hormone signalling pathways (in the nervous system) in order to better understand the mechanism of action of their metabolic effects.
These studies will allow the PhD candidate to develop cutting edge invivo and and invitro skills which are highly transferrable, including pancreatic islet isolation and transplantation, insulin clamp studies, stereotactic surgery, molecular biology (viral vectors), RIA/ELISA and immunohistochemistry.
Please contact Dr Victoria Salem (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Professor Kevin Murphy (email@example.com), with a CV and a cover letter to express your interest.
The deadline for applications is Monday 1 May 2017.