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Postdoctoral position in Single Cell Systems Biology

Research summary:

Many human diseases result from cellular and molecular changes in signal transduction and gene regulatory pathways due to the gradual exposure of humans to harmful environmental conditions. However, when we try to understand molecular alternations that appear in disease cells, almost all biological studies today are performed in constant environments and may not represent gradual and physiologically relevant conditions. In addition, even within a group of individuals diagnosed with the same condition, the disease outcome and response to treatment at the whole body, organ, or cellular level can vastly differ. However, because most studies use population measurements, they assume that all specific type cells behave identically. To address these limitations, my lab aims to understand the fundamental mechanisms of signal transduction and gene expression in normal and disease physiology in the context of gradual and physiologically relevant environmental changes and single-cell variability. We do so by applying a quantitative framework to broad biological questions in model organisms and healthy and diseased tissue. We combine a series of single-cell, single-molecule, and genome-wide approaches and complement these quantitative assays with in-depth computational data analysis, genetics, molecular biology, chemical profiling, and single-cell predictive computational modeling. With this quantitative framework, we made novel discoveries described in our research section and publications. The mentoring environment in the Neuert lab is dedicated to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, as seen in our people’s section.

Specific questions of interest in my lab:

How do individual cells perceive physiologically relevant environments?

How do proteins generate dynamic behavior within a single cell?

How do cells regulate coding and non-coding genes in physiologically relevant dynamic and stochastic environments?

How to computationally model and predict single-cell behavior to gain novel biological insight in normal and mutated cells?


July 2022 – Gregor will present at the q-bio Conference at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

March 2022 – Blythe will present at the Cold Spring Harbor Meeting on Systems Biology: Global Regulation of Gene Expression in Cold Spring Harbor.

August 2021 – Hossein, Jason and Gregor will present at the Finding Your Inner Modeler IV – virtual Workshop at UIC Chicago, IL –

July 2021  – Gregor will present at the virtual q-bio summer school at the Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

July 2021  – Gregor will present at the virtual Signaling Dynamics Seminar Series at UC Davis, CA

May 2021 – Hossein and Gregor present at the Cold Spring Harbor Meeting on Cell Dynamics and Modeling in Cold Spring Harbor

May 2021 – Gregor presents at the NIH Systems Biology Interest Group (virtually)

March  2021 – Gregor presents at the Physics Colloquium at the University of Minnesota

May 2020 – Insights in Signaling Dynamics and Encoding (InSiDE 2020), College of Biological Sciences, UC Davis, Davis, CA

July 2019 – FASEB conference on Protein Kinases and Protein Phosphorylation – Mechanisms to Therapeutics, Palm Springs, CA

June 2019 – NSF workshop: Finding Your Inner Modeler, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL

February 2019 – LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA

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March 2022 – Welcome Claire to her rotation.

November 2021 – Checkout out our research involvement in the newest issue of Vestigo.

July 2021 – Our 2018 PNAS paper got selected as a highly cited paper by VUBS.

July 2021 – Our paper got accepted in STAR protocols

July 2021 – Our R01 got funded.

May 2021 – Abraheem was selected for an MB training grant slot.

May 2021 – Blythe was selected for an ITED training grant slot.

April 2021 – Abraheem Khouqeer joins our lab as a graduate student!

April 2021 – Vanderbilt News covers our recent papers!

March 2021 – Welcome Abraheem to his rotation.

February 2021 – Checkout our new paper in Science Advances. Congrats Alexander!

February 2021 – Gregor has been recognized as School of Medicine Basic Sciences Dean’s Faculty Fellow.

December 2020 – Check out our new paper in PNAS. Congrats Amanda!

October 2020 – Welcome Deveena to her rotation.

October 2020 – Check out our new paper in Science. Congrats Hossein!

October 2020 – Alexander defended his Dissertation.

August 2020 – Jason passed his qualifying exam.

July 2020 – Check out our new paper in bioRxiv.

June 2020 – Check out our new paper in Complexity. Congrats Zach!

May 2020 – Blythe was selected for a BIDS training grant slot.

April 2020 – Blythe Hospelhorm joins our lab as a graduate student.

March 2020 – Jason won an NSF predoctoral fellowship.

February 2020–Alexander gave a talk at the Winter Q-bio conference in Hawaii.

February 2020 – Rama Ali joins our lab as a postdoc.

January 2020 – Check out our new paper in bioRxiv.

January 2020 – Check out our new paper in bioRxiv.

December 2019 – Ben presented a poster at the ASCB meeting in Washington, DC.

October 2019–Alexander presented a poster at the Symposium on Multiscale Cell Fate at UCI.

October 2019– Welcome Amy to her second rotation.

October 2019 – Check out our new paper

September 2019 – Welcome Elena and Blythe to their first rotation.

August 2019 – Our new microscope got installed.

August 2019 – Jason presented a poster at the CSH Meeting on Mechanisms of Eukaryotic Transcription.

August 2019 -Alexander presented a poster at the CSH Meeting on Cell Death.

July 2019 – Alexander’s and Hossein’s paper got published in Scientific Reports. Congrats!

July 2019 – Ben’s paper got published in Scientific Reports. Congrats!

July 2019 – We are part of the Helmsley Charitable Trust Gut Cell Atlas.

July 2019 – Amanda and Joseph presented posters at the FASEB conference Protein Kinases and Protein Phosphorylation Conference: Mechanisms to Therapeutics.

June 2019 – Neuert lab participates in the NSF workshop: Finding Your Inner Modeler.

June 2019 – Guoliang’s paper got published in Scientific Data. Congrats!

June 2019 – Jason Hughes was selected for a ITED training grant slot.

May 2019 – Joseph Cleland was selected for a MBTP training grant slot.

May 2019 – Jason Hughes and Joseph Cleland join our lab as graduate students.

April 2019 – Hossein gave a talk at the CSH meeting on Cellular Dynamics & Models.

March 2019 – Alexander presented a poster at the CSH Meeting on Systems Immunology.

March 4, 2019 – Welcome Robert and Steven to their lab rotation.

January 3, 2019 – Welcome Joseph to his lab rotation.

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