Welcome to The Mitochondrial Phospholipid Research Center a.k.a. The CLAYPOOL Lab in the Department of Physiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
We are an eclectic group of scientists who recognize that phospholipids are really, really, really important. Although second in the cell with respect to its lipid synthesizing capacity, the mitochondrion is number one in our hearts. Using biochemical and cell biologic approaches, we seek to comprehensively understand any and all aspects of mitochondrial phospholipid metabolism as it relates to human health and disease.
What is your lab philosophy?
To identify important biological questions and then develop comprehensive and clever strategies to establish likely answers. In other words, don’t suck.
How did your lab become a research center?
As a group, we made the decision that we were in fact not just a lab, but a center.
Dr. Claypool, how do you explain your dearth of awards?
Once you meet me, you’ll understand.
Postdoctoral Fellows: We currently are recruiting one postdoctoral fellow. A suitable candidate will have an established expertise in biochemistry, cell biology, or biophysics; familiarity with the fields of mitochondrial biology or lipid metabolism; excellent communication skills in English; and a strong publication record. Postdoctoral fellows interested in seeking independent funding are particularly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send a CV, brief summary of research experience and interests, and the names of three references to Prof. Steven Claypool.
Graduate Students: Motivated rotons are always welcome. We seek to integrate 1-2 new graduate students into our group.
1915 E Madison St, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, United States
Associate Professor of Physiology
Department of Physiology
725 N. Wolfe Street
Hunterian Building, Room 205
Baltimore, MD 21205