Ostap Laboratory

Opportunities and Affiliations

Graduate Programs

Michael Ostap is a member of two graduate groups within the University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Graduate Studies program:

To apply for these programs, please contact BGS directly.


Postdoctoral Opportunities

Helical reconstruction showing myosin-IB bound to actin
Helical reconstruction showing myosin-IB bound to actin. From Jontes et al., J. Cell Biol., 141:155.

Postdoctoral positions are sometimes available in the laboratory. Please contact Michael Ostap for information.

Postdoctoral Training Program:

The Biomedical Postdoctoral Program (BPP) at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine is committed to the scientific training and career development of postdoctoral fellows. Please see the BPP website for more detailed information about the training and education opportunities available at The University of Pennsylvania.


Rotation Projects

Sample rotation projects are listed below. Please contact Michael Ostap for other opportunities and further information:

  • Cell Biology Project - Regulation of the cellular localization of unconventional myosins.

    Techniques: Live cell microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, molecular biology, siRNA, biochemical binding assays.

  • Biochemistry/Biophysics Project - Regulation of unconventional myosin ATPase and motile activity.

    Techniques: ATPase kinetics, biochemical binding assays, in vitro motility assays, protein expression and purification.

  • Biochemistry/Biophysics Project - Biochemical and energetic properties of myosin-I-phosphoinositide interactions.

    Techniques: Biochemical binding assays, protein expression and purification,
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