Wangensteen Lab

  • Image of liver staining for FAH

    Liver staining for FAH

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  • Immunofluorescence staining

    Immunofluorescence staining showing repopulating hepatocytes (Green label), pericentral hepatocytes (Red), and overlap (Yellow)

Welcome to the Wangensteen Lab


Our lab is conducting exciting research on the genetics of liver repopulation and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We have developed two highly innovative in vivo genetic screening paradigms to elucidate genetic pathways involved in carcinogenesis and liver repopulation in the setting of toxic injury. We aim to discover pathways that lead to drug sensitivity and resistance in HCC.  One of our assays involves CRISPR activation screening in vivo in the liver, the first-ever use of this type of screening in live mice.

image depicting in vivo screening approach



The Wangensteen Lab is seeking post-doctoral fellows and rotation students. 

Ideal post-doctoral applicants will have a PhD in molecular biology or related fields at the time of hire. Candidates should have good communication skills and have at least one first-author manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal either published or accepted. Experience with standard techniques such as molecular cloning, staining, animal models (especially mouse), tissue culture, high throughput sequencing, and bioinformatics is preferred.

Apply by sending your CV and cover letter with 3 references.

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