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Postdoctoral Fellow- Kapahi lab

Company: Buck Institute
Location: Novato
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:


Modeling the influence of advanced glycation end-products in aging and neurodegeneration using C.elegans and mice

The Kapahi Laboratory focuses on identifying and characterizing the mechanisms by which nutrients modulate aging and age-related diseases. This is being achieved by using an interdisciplinary approach combining genetic, pharmacological, biochemical and genomic approaches in invertebrate model systems C. elegans, D. melanogaster and mammalian cells. The broader significance of this research is to help uncover the role of nutrition in the etiology of age-related human diseases like diabetes, obesity and neurodegeneration.

The current position involves studying the role of glucose and Advanced Glycation Endproducts (AGEs) in aging and age-related diseases using C. elegans, mice and IPS derived cells. We propose to examine the mechanisms involved in synthesis and detoxification of Advanced Glycation Endproducts (AGEs).


  • Candidates must have completed their PhD
  • Previous background in worm genetics is a plus
  • Candidate will receive training in specific area(s) of research to progress towards an independent career


  • Chaudhuri, J., Bose, N., Gong, J., Hall, D., Rifkind, A., Bhaumik, D., Peiris, T. H., Chamoli, M., Le, C. H., Liu, J., Lithgow, G. J., Ramanathan, A., Xu, X. Z. and Kapahi, P. "A Caenorhabditis elegans Model Elucidates a Conserved Role for TRPA1-Nrf Signaling in Reactive alpha-Dicarbonyl Detoxification." Curr Biol 26, no. 22 (2016): 3014-3025. PMC5135008
  • Zee, T., Bose, N., Zee, J., Beck, J. N., Yang, S., Parihar, J., Yang, M., Damodar, S., Hall, D., O'Leary, M. N., Ramanathan, A., Gerona, R. R., Killilea, D. W., Chi, T., Tischfield, J., Sahota, A., Kahn, A., Stoller, M. L. and Kapahi, P. "alpha-Lipoic acid treatment prevents cystine urolithiasis in a mouse model of cystinuria." Nat Med 23, no. 3 (2017): 288-290.
  • Katewa, S. D., Akagi, K., Bose, N., Rakshit, K., Camarella, T., Zheng, X., Hall, D., Davis, S., Nelson, C. S., Brem, R. B., Ramanathan, A., Sehgal, A., Giebultowicz, J. M. and Kapahi, P. "Peripheral Circadian Clocks Mediate Dietary Restriction-Dependent Changes in Lifespan and Fat Metabolism in Drosophila." Cell Metab 23, no. 1 (2016): 143-54. PMC4715572
  • Chen D, Melov S, Kapahi P. Germline Signaling Mediates the Synergistically Prolonged Longevity Produced by Double Mutations in daf-2 and rsks-1 in C. elegans. Cell Reports, 2013
  • Rogers AN, Chen D, Czerwieniec G, McColl G, Felkey K, Melov S, Gibson B, Hubbard A, Lithgow GJ, Kapahi P. Post-transcriptional remodeling of longevity and stress response gene expression by inhibition of eIF-4G. Cell Metabolism, 2011


Our success will ultimately change healthcare. At the Buck, we aim to end the threat of age-related diseases for this and future generations by bringing together the most capable and passionate scientists from a broad range of disciplines to identify and impede the ways in which we age. We are an independent, nonprofit institution located in Marin County, CA, with the goal of increasing human healthspan, or the healthy years of life. Globally recognized as the pioneer and leader in efforts to target aging-the number one risk factor for diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, cancer, macular degeneration, heart disease, and diabetes-the Buck seeks to help people live better longer.


Buck Institute for Research on Aging is an equal opportunity employer. Buck Institute seeks candidates whose experience and qualifications will enable them to contribute to our dedication to diversity and excellence. We are committed to building an organization that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran's status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.


Please click the Apply button and include BOTH your CV and a cover letter describing current research interests and the names and contact information of three references.

Please direct your questions to Dr. Pankaj Kapahi ( or visit

Keywords: Buck Institute, Novato , Postdoctoral Fellow- Kapahi lab, Other , Novato, California

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