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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?


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 Harbour Meeting on Cell Dynamics and Modeling in Cold Spring Harbour

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

November 2018 –  Molecular Biophysics Training Program and Center for Structural Biology Seminar Series, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

August 2018 – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting on Single Biomolecules, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

July 2018 – International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), Chicago, IL

June 2018 – EMBO Conference, Gene transcription in yeast, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain

April 2018  – Center for Quantitative Systems Biology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

February 2018 – Colloquium, Department of Physics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

July 25-28, 2017 – The Eleventh q-bio Conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

March 13-17, 2017 – American Physical Society Meeting, New Orleans, USA

February 11-15, 2017 – American Biophysical Society Meeting, New Orleans, USA

December 15, 2016 – Seminar, Department of Bionanoscience, TU-Delft, Delft, Netherlands

December 14, 2016 – Seminar, Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, Netherlands

December 12, 2016 – Colloquium, AMOLF, Amsterdam, Netherlands

December 9, 2016 – van der Waals Colloquium, Department of Physics, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands

October 28, 2016 – Seminar, Department of Cell & Systems Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

September 30, 2016 – Colloquium, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA

September 29, 2016 – Seminar, Department of Physics, Emory University, Atlanta, USA

July 27-30, 2016 – Q-Bio Conference, Nashville, USA

June 11-16, 2016 – EMBO Conference, Gene transcription in yeast, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain

June 9, 2016 – Biological Colloquium, Technical University Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

June 6, 2016 – Physical Colloquium, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany

February 15, 2016 – Winter Q-Bio Conference, Hawaii, USA

April 20, 2015 – NIH Single Cell Analysis Program Investigators Meeting, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA

April 13, 2015 – VICC Signal Transduction mini-retreat, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

February 25, 2015 – Center for Systems Biology, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

February 24, 2015 – Department of Pharmacology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

December 15-17, 2014 – High Risk-High Reward Research Symposium, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA

December 12, 2014 – NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA

December 10, 2014 – Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

November 13-14, 2014 – Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA

October 2, 2014 – Retreat, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

September 25-26, 2014 – Department of Molecular Biosciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA


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.

September 27, 2018 – We are part of the Cancer Moonshot award to help map tumor progression.

September 10, 2018 – Amanda’s paper got published in Life. Congrats!

August 21, 2018 – Welcome Jason to his lab rotation.

August 17, 2018 – Checkout the coverage of our PNAS paper in VUMC Aliquots.

July 18, 2018 – Alexander Thiemicke was awarded an AHA predoctoral fellowship.

July 6, 2018 – Our paper got published in PNAS. Congrats!

October 21, 2017 – Dr. Guoliang Li has accepted an Assistant Professor position at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China starting January 1, 2018.

September 15, 2017 – Dustin Rogers has accepted a position as Research Associate I at Pierian Biosciences in Franklin, TN.

September 8, 2017 – Drs. Amanda Johnson and Hossein Jashnsaz won the second and third place for best poster presentation at the PDB retreat.

August 1, 2017 – Amanda Johnson was selected for a slot on the Ion Channel and Transporter Biology Training Program.

August 1, 2017 – Amanda Johnson joins our lab as a postdoc.

July 31, 2017 – The Neuert lab is moving to 723 LH.

June 1, 2017 – Dr. Hossein Jashnsaz joins our lab as a postdoc.

May 1, 2017 – Rob Markowitz is joining us for the summer.

February 12, 2017 – Gregor’s Interview on Biophysics of long non-coding RNA at the BPS meeting.

August 1, 2016 – Zachary Fox from Brian Munsky’s lab is visiting our lab for one month.

July 25, 2016 –  Our paper has been accepted for publication.

June 27, 2016 – Alexander’s paper from his masters thesis got published.

May 23, 2016 – Arunabh Signh joins our lab as a VUSRP fellow and undergraduate researcher.

August 21, 2015 – Gregor was appointed Assistant Professor of Pharmacology.

June 11, 2015 – Our second paper has been accepted for publication.

May 28, 2015 – NIH Director, Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D, mentioned our lab in one of his recent speeches (go to 41 min).

May 20, 2015 – Benjamin Kesler was selected for a MBTP training grant slot.

April 16, 2015 – Benjamin Kesler joins our lab as graduate student.

April 7, 2015 – Our first paper has been accepted for publication.

February 12, 2015 – We have joined the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

November 2014 – Our lab submitted its first paper.

October 10, 2014 –  Our lab is featured in the Vanderbilt Reporter and Research News

September 19, 2014 – Gregor was selected for an 2014 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

August 1, 2014 – Alexander Thiemicke joins our lab as graduate student.

May 1, 2014 – Dustin Rogers joins our lab as research technician.

February 2, 2013 – Our research is published in SCIENCE

December 1, 2012 – Guoliang Li joins our lab as post-doctoral fellow.

September 9, 2012 – Our research is published in CELL

August 31, 2012 – Our lab opens.

April 4, 2012 – Our research is published in SCIENCE

February 2, 2012 – Our research is published in MOLECULAR CELL