Announcements: February, 2012

Picture of the Month – February 2012 February 24th, 2012

DBG Picture of The Month

Micropatterned mouse ventricular muscle cells assembled into an anisotropic tissue showing nuclei (pink) and organized sarcomeres (orange). This organization recapitulates features of the native architecture of cardiac tissue. Image by Anna Grosberg, Parker lab.

Postdoctoral Positions in the DBG February 19th, 2012

We have several postdoctoral positions opening now and in the coming months. We are especially interested in candidates with backgrounds in theoretical biomechanics who are interested in conducting bench experiments. These positions will focus on our efforts to recapitulate organ-level function on chips for drug discovery and safety pharmacology.

All of these positions require a doctoral degree in an appropriate field and a demonstrated publication record. Applications in the form of a single PDF file containing a cover letter, resume, and up to three examples of first author papers should be forwarded to Prof Parker ( A list of references should be submitted with the resume with contact information.