Opportunities

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see” ~ Edgar Degas

Are you passionate, inquisitive and driven? We are seeking highly motivated candidates to join our fun, collaborative group to study basic retinal cell biology and mechanisms of retinal disease using a combination of live-cell imaging, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, and mouse genetics.

Current areas of research and potential projects:

  • Regulation of autophagy and lysosome function in the RPE
  • Organelle biogenesis and cytoskeletal dynamics in the RPE and photoreceptors
  • Mitochondrial dynamics, mitophagy, and metabolic reprogramming
  • Extracellular vesicles (exosomes) in retinal health and disease.
  • Novel drug targets and therapeutic strategies for macular degenerations

Candidates who are creative, dedicated, and have strong scientific skills are encouraged to apply. Those with a background in retinal biology, cell biology and advanced imaging techniques are especially welcome.

Applicants should contact Aparna Lakkaraju: 
aparna.lakkaraju@ucsf.edu