THE CLAYPOOL LAB
where science is FUN and RIGOROUS
Welcome to the Mitochondrial Phospholipid Research Center
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The research mission of the Department of Physiology is to explore how the complex cellular phenotypes that underlie the integrated functions of the tissues and organ systems comprising higher living organisms, emerge from the genomic code. Our research program extends from computational methods to developmental genetics and post-genomic strategies—from bacteria and yeast, to zebrafish, mouse, and man. http://physiology.bs.jhmi.edu/
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.
From its inception, The CLAYPOOL Lab has been composed of a diverse collection of scientists who have helped create a welcoming and inclusive environment for its trainees. All Claypool lab members―past, present, and future―bring their own experiences and perspectives to the group which benefit not only our sense of community, but the quality of science that we perform. As an ever evolving collection of diverse scientists, our sustained interactions in, and outside of, the lab not only allow us to accomplish amazing science together, but instill in us a deeper understanding of our individuality.
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.
Graduate Students: Motivated rotons are always welcome. We seek to integrate 1-2 new graduate students into our group.
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.
1915 E Madison St, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, United States
Where science is FUN and RIGOROUS
Professor of Physiology
Department of Physiology
725 N. Wolfe Street
Hunterian Building, Room 205
Baltimore, MD 21205
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