Contact

Primary Investigator                                Lab Address

Jillian Pearring, PhD                                                         1000 Wall St. Room 7418

Ophthalmology & Visual Science                                   Kellogg Eye Center

Cell & Developmental Biology                                        The University of Michigan

[email protected]                                                        Ann Arbor, MI 48105

734.232.8190                                                                    734.615.9619


Interested in Joining the Lab?

The Pearring Lab is seeking trainees at all levels to lead projects on membrane trafficking and organelle biogenesis in retinal photoreceptor neurons. The main focus of projects will be to explore the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying protein delivery to the ciliary outer segment compartment of photoreceptors and how protein and lipid transport regulates the formation of this light-sensing compartment.  Trainees will master a wide variety of techniques and traverse many disciplines including vision science, mammalian genetics, molecular biology, protein biochemistry, cell biology, and neurobiology.

Graduate Students

Perspective graduate students can rotate in the lab after admission to either the Program in Biomedical Sciences or the Neuroscience Graduate Program. If you are interested in the lab before or after admission, please email me.

Our lab uses many different approaches, from molecular and biochemical to in vivo live imaging, so students will learn a variety of techniques while working in the lab.

Postdocs

Postdoctoral candidates should email me their CV and a cover letter summarizing their graduate work and describing their future interests, especially those related to current or potential projects in the lab. 

Please be sure to also include the names of three references.

Undergraduate Students

All undergraduate students are welcomed to apply by e-mailing me directly.

Research experience: students interested in research should ideally join the lab no later than their sophomore year; however, all candidates will be considered.

Work-study: examples of tasks include, genotyping, molecular cloning, lab housekeeping, histology and immunofluorescence.

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