The central focus of the laboratory is the development and use of new optical microscopy and biophysical techniques to study the properties of living cells. We use digital imaging devices, confocal microscopes, multiphoton microscopy, automated microscopy systems, and image processing computers to analyze cellular processes. We apply these methods to study several diseases, including atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, and Niemann Pick C disease.
Post-Doc: Postdoctoral positions are available to study cholesterol transport and macrophage biology. We seek candidates who are interested in basic cell biology processes as applied to disease. A strong background in cell biology, biochemistry, or biophysics is desirable (PhD required). Please send a cover letter with a description of your research experience together with a CV to Fred Maxfield (firstname.lastname@example.org).